Obituaries

Obituaries

John DeWitt Howard Jr. 1964 - 2008 Topeka

Graveside services for John DeWitt Howard Jr., 44, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Leavenworth National Cemetery.Mr. Howard died Friday, April 4, 2008, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Leavenworth.He was born March 6, 1964, in Lawrence, the son of John Sr. and Nancy Sue Thomas Howard. He graduated from Lawrence High School. Mr. Howard served in the U.S. Navy where he was a barber from 1984 to 1988. He then worked for many years in maintenance and sales. He also designed Web pages. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Topeka and the HTML Writer's Guild.He married Katherine Smith-Howard on Oct. 31, 2006, in Topeka. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include his parents, Lawrence; two daughters, Diana Howard, Ferndale, Wash., and Jessica Howard, Everson, Wash.; a son, Zachary Howard, Everson, Wash.; two stepdaughters, Rhiannon Smith, Topeka, and Tiffany Armstrong, Coyle, Okla.; a stepson, Deverayn Armstrong, Andover; and a sister, Sandra Lloyd, Topeka.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.The family suggests memorials to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1650 in Topeka or Disabled American Veterans, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Howard.