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Richard McLain Howard, 81, of Belton, Mo passed away February 25, 2008 at the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City, MO due to a four year struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. Richard is survived by his two daughters, Kathy Cochran & husband Mike of Belton, MO and Sandy Peacock & husband Scott of Ogden, UT, 5 grandchildren, Hanna Cochran, Jason Durrum, Brandon Stefanski, Christopher Nelson, Jordon Smith, and 2 great grandchildren, Allixandria and Jason Durrum, also a longtime friend Wendy Reinman. Richard McLain was born September 11, 1926 to Arthur & Iris Howard of Thayer, MO. He grew up in the Kansas City area and worked for the railroad before joining the Army during Korea in the Medical Corps. He later graduated from UMKC with a degree in Physics. Most of his career was spent working at Bendix Corp as an Electrical Engineer. Richard was an avid skier until age 77, enjoyed golf, find dining, travel and was a pilot for many years. His great wisdom will be truly missed. Private family services.