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Virgie L. Howard, 56, Blue Springs, MO passed away after a nine year battle with Ovarian Cancer, November 24, 2009 at home. Visitation will be held 5-7 PM, Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, Raytown, MO. Memorial services will follow at 7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vicki Welsh Fund, Fighting Ovarian Cancer Through Awareness. Virgie was born October 10, 1953 in Independence, MO. She worked for over 25 years for the Social Security Administration and later the USDA. Virgie will be remembered for her love of her dogs, her collectable chickens, and traveling. She is survived by: husband of 36 years, Ric Howard, of the home; children, Brett & Trisha Howard, San Tan Valley, AZ, Melissa & Aaron Grounds, Lee’s Summit, MO, Kyle Howard, Roeland Park, KS, Natalie & Jeff Kranz, Blue Springs, MO; sisters, Vickie Enss, Denise Winkler, Stacy Howell, all of Independence, MO; brother, David Enss, Independence, MO; and grandchildren, Tyler, Aidan & Landri. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)