Howard Leuthen, 84, a resident of Parkville, MO passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018. Howard was born June 20, 1934 to John E. and Leona B. (Mueller) Leuthen in Eugene, MO.
Howard attended Eugene High School and was a member of Hickory Hill Baptist Church. After working briefly for General Motors, he worked at TWA from September of 1953 to November 1956 when he joined the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command, serving until June of 1960. After returning home from the military he continued to work at TWA until his retirement in February 2000.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. A member of Park Hill Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO from 1960 – 2018 and held various offices including: Sunday School Teacher, Ordained Deacon, Deacon Emeritus. He also served on various committees.
Howard loved picking gospel and bluegrass music on his guitar and hosted regular jam sessions for family and friends.
He was preceded in death by both parents, an infant sister, Jewell Leuthen, and two brothers: Vernon Leuthen and Reginald Leuthen. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Ruby Leuthen; two daughters: Valeska Reynolds (Mark) of Kansas City, MO and Vonda S. Brown (Tony) of Winston-Salem, N.C.; eight grandchildren: David Reynolds, Daniel Reynolds, Joshua Thompson, Kristen Sims, Walker Brown, Jesse Brown, Aaron Reynolds and Rachel Brown; seven great-grandchildren: Jesse Reynolds, Sean Reynolds, Kara Reynolds, Elijah Reynolds, Bennett Brown, Pepper Sims and Harper Brown.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Park Hill Baptist Church. A Memorial Service celebrating Howard’s life will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. David Overman officiating. Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Hickory Hill Cemetery near Eugene, MO. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to Park Hill Baptist Church. Memories of Howard and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com