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Randall William Howard

Randall William Howard, age 68, passed away on October 10, 2019.  He was the loving husband of Barbara.  They shared 22 years of marriage together. 


Born in Pawnee City, Nebraska, he was the son of Reta and Lloyd Howard.  Randy’s memory will be held close to the hearts of his 5 siblings: Linda, Liz, Rod, Ric, and Leora; his 2 daughters and their husbands, Allison and Brian, Michelle and Jeff; his step-son and wife, Chris and Phaedra; his four grandsons, Sam, Jack, Hunter, Hawke; and his dog Calli.


He graduated from Pawnee City High School, where he was an accomplished athlete.  Randy then attended the University of Nebraska where he majored in Zoology and attained his Teaching Certificate for grades K-12. He spent many years in Kansas as a high school science teacher, girls basketball coach and assistant football coach, before moving to Colorado where he worked for a text book company.  


Randy was always ready for an outdoor adventure.  Fishing, hunting, drinking coffee, war history, watching sports and spending time with friends and family were among the things he loved to do.  He will always be remembered for his endless optimism and unfailing strength of character.  Randy was a kind-hearted, gentle person who never met a stranger, and was quick to lend a hand. 


A celebration of life will be held at Alexander Majors Barn, 8201 State Line Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64114, on October 19, 2019 from 3 - 7 pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in his honor at

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Celebration of Life
Alexander Majors Barn
8201 State Line Road
Kansas City
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Date of Service:
Oct 19 ,2019
Time of Service:
3:00 pm
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Gail and Jon Howard Oct 15 ,2019

1st Cousin once removed ,Pawne City ,Nebraska

May the Peace of the Lord be with you all. He is now pain free and walking around in Heaven.

Sterling and Jean Barker Oct 15 ,2019

Friend from high school ,Denton ,Texas

Good memories of Randy growing up and his positive attitude he had for everyone around him. Our thoughts and prayers for his family

Susie Kreifel-Huber Oct 16 ,2019

Deepest sympathy to the Howard family, as I remember Randy & his great sports ability in Pawnee City High School. Cherish your memories!

Carol Mills Oct 16 ,2019

Ruth’s daughter ,Cheney ,Washington

Dearest Barb, I’m so sorry for your loss! Randy always had a smile on his face, and was quite an inspiration to anyone that ever met him!! I don’t believe he ever complained, and life threw some very big challenges his way! He handled them with grace and humor. I am glad I got to know you both when you were in CO. I pray you find comfort and peace during this difficult time. Take care and I hope you are enjoying KS. Love, Carol

Linda (Carmichael) McClarnen Oct 16 ,2019

High School classmate ,Lincoln ,Nebraska

Sorry for you loss I was a high school classmate o Randy's

Joyce Arington Oct 17 ,2019

Cousin ,Lincolm ,Nebraska

Prayers for the whole family. His Father and Mother were my Uncle and Aunt, brother of my mother Ota Howard Yarger. Always loved the whole family.

Diane M Graham Oct 17 ,2019

Cousin ,Beatrice ,Nebraska

Prayers and hugs to all! Sorry i cant make it!Always a great family, grew up down the block.

Dora Redwine Oct 17 ,2019

Classmate ,Beatrice ,Nebraska

I am so sorry for your loss. Randy and I grew up together in Pawnee City. I remember when in Drivers Training, Randy would always be the first one to drive...thus he showed me what I should and shouldn't do. I so appreciated that. I will always remember the good times with Randy both at school and Church. Rest in Peace, my friend.

Kevin & Lisa Bernhardt Oct 17 ,2019

Friend ,Arvada ,Colorado

Dear Barbara & Randy’s loved ones, We were saddened to learn that Randy passed on. It was always a joy and pleasure to be with Randy in all gatherings. He shared good conversation, happy & interesting stories with humor and enthusiasm. Kevin & I will always treasure our memories of him with us in Steamboat Springs. He encouraged us to be grateful and positive in our situations. May God fill each of you with smiles, tears, and the warmth of comfort when you speak of the memories you share of Randy. Blessings, Lisa

Becki Sandusky Barnes Oct 18 ,2019

From Pawnee City ,Lincol ,Nebraska

I remember Randy as a very kind person & was always smiling. Sounds like he led a wonderful life & was a fine role model to many students. Prayers for all of you

Richard and Janet Fischer Oct 19 ,2019

Friend/classmate ,MILFORD ,Nebraska

Randy was a good friend, a good person, a good athlete and a good bass player in the "Exciting ? Esquires" band. I'm sure he was a great teacher/coach. Our sympathies to the family. Dick (Ralf) and Janet Fischer

Vickie Zelenka Oct 20 ,2019

School mate. ,Pawnee City ,Nebraska

So sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. He was a great guy. He was a smile for everyone. He was always kind to me. Prayers for his family during this time.

Jay Sawyer Oct 28 ,2019

classmate ,Holdrege ,Nebraska

Randy was everyone's best friend. I have many fond memories of our life together in Pawneed City. Randy was always kind and friendly to everyone. And what a fast running back in football. We sat next to each other in the baritone section in band. Randy, we'll miss you! Jay Sawyer

Russ and Marcia Hunzeker Nov 06 ,2019

classmates ,Houston ,Texas

To Randy's family, Russ and I were saddened to learn of Randy's death. We were classmates of his from the Pawnee City class of 1969. We have so many happy memories of Randy. .football, classes together, band, sneak trip, class officers, etc. Randy always had a smile on his face . He was very encouraging to all. He was just a fun guy. We know he'll be missed. Our prayers of comfort are given for his family. Russ and Marcia Hunzeker