Virgie Howard

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) 

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  1. Garland Rankine on November 25, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    I must say that I very much enjoyed the years that I got work with Virgie.
    She will be greatly missed, but I know she is much more comfortable now.



  2. Sean Bozarth on November 25, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    A GREAT woman who will always be with us in the wonderful children she brought into this world. She will be missed.



  3. Laura Anderson on November 25, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    I am so thankful to have known and loved Virgie. I will always remember her contagious smile and her unconditional love for her family. I will miss her and remember her always.



  4. Scott and Ray on November 25, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    My life has been blessed knowing Virgie and I will miss her dearly. I’ve seen so few fight as hard as she did for so long. Our prayers are with the family.



  5. Scott and Ray on November 25, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    My life has been blessed knowing Virgie and I will miss her dearly. I’ve seen so few fight as hard as she did for so long. Our prayers are with the family.



  6. Paul Chapman on November 25, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    She will be missed. Our prayers are with the family.



  7. Paul Chapman on November 25, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    She will be missed. Our prayers are with the family.



  8. Sara McKemy on November 26, 2009 at 1:18 am

    My Love and prayers go out to the family. She will always live on through the hearts of her family and friends.



  9. Sara McKemy on November 26, 2009 at 1:18 am

    My Love and prayers go out to the family. She will always live on through the hearts of her family and friends.



  10. Micheal Bafus on November 26, 2009 at 9:37 am

    My thoughts and prays with the family, may she rest in peace.



  11. Micheal Bafus on November 26, 2009 at 9:40 am

    My thoughts and prayers with the family, may she rest in peace.



  12. Deanna Bafus on November 26, 2009 at 10:19 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Virgie was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.



  13. Josh Wunner on November 26, 2009 at 1:51 pm


  14. Pamela Haston on November 27, 2009 at 8:32 am

    To my Special Friend and coworker – one who taught me what true faith and courage really means. I will greatly miss our conversations of her cherished family and her minpins! Virgie lived life to the fullest, and knew the truest meaning of compassion. She’ll always be the ’little scrapper’ to me, and I was privileged to know her.



  15. Mel and Bev York on November 27, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Virgie was just one of those special people! She had enough spunk for two women. Virgie will continue to live on–in memories and stories–because of that zest for life that she had.



  16. Kami Hall on November 27, 2009 at 9:12 am

    It was a blessing and an honor to have known her. My prayers are with the family.



  17. Mary Cloe on November 27, 2009 at 9:14 am

    To a wonderful woman who touched many lives, including my own. I will always remember your wonderful heart and smile. You are an inspiration and your memory will live on forever in all our hearts. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this very difficult time.



  18. Russell Hardison on November 27, 2009 at 9:16 am

    My God be with you always. Virgie will be missed.



  19. Mary Cloe on November 27, 2009 at 9:17 am

    For a very special woman who touched many lives including my own. I will always remember her heart and generous spirit. She as at my wedding 6 years ago.

    She loved her family so much. My thoughts and prayers go out to them during this very difficult time.



  20. Linda White on November 27, 2009 at 9:46 am

    You will be missed and thoughts & prayers go out to the families.



  21. Lenox Irby on November 27, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    My prayers go out for Virgie and her Family.



  22. Ron Richey on November 27, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I know that there is nothing i can say to your family. I am right by her on a day to day basis. My thoughts are deff with you all. My heart aches for you.



  23. Chris & Tony Bersano on November 27, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    I know I dont know your family very well Natalie, but just from reading the guest book, you can tell she was such an inspiration to many people..She shines down on you everyday! Our prayers are with you and your family.



  24. Susan Owens on November 27, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    My prayers are with the family! We will miss her!!!



  25. Orris & Nita Hicks on November 27, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Our hearts go out to you, Rick



  26. KIMBERLY CLOUTIER on November 27, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Natalie & Family
    Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. It is a diffult time but you will get through it in time. There will be a hole in your heart forever but that is how you will never forget your loving mother.
    Just remember we love you guys and wish we could be there for you.
    Love you
    Uncle Jim & Aunti Kim



  27. Sarah and Joseph farnsworth on November 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family..please let us know if there’s anything we can do for any of u!



  28. Sarah and Joseph farnsworth on November 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family..please let us know if there’s anything we can do for any of u!



  29. Brett Bokarae on November 27, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to you all



  30. Kerry Mills on November 28, 2009 at 6:40 am

    It was a honor to have met her. My prayers are with you all. God Bless



  31. Ashlee Uptegrove on November 28, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Our thoughts are with the entire Howard family. Even after meeting her only once, it was clear she was an amazing woman with an amazing family. You are in our thoughts.



  32. Pat Mura on November 28, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I will miss you very much, Virgie, you lightened up every room with all your laughter and kindness. I loved your spunk, your love of people and of animals. You truly are a person with a big, big heart. Thank you for being my friend.



  33. Zack Driskell on November 28, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    She will be missed and her lasting impact will be on the lives she has met throughout the years. Her family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    -The Driskell Family-



  34. Becky Lasswell on November 29, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    I pray for mercy and comfort for all of you who loved Virgie so much as you all try to figure out how to go on living without her.



  35. Amy Combs on November 29, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. So very sorry for your loss.



  36. Angela Schaffer on November 30, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Ric, You and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. ~angie



  37. Shirley Colen on November 30, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Virgie will be missed. My prayers are with you all.



  38. Joey Heinrich on November 30, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Your family is in my thoughts & prayers.



  39. Bill Kleine on November 30, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Ric, the pictures of Virgie with Aidan sit on my desk; love which drove her courage inspires me. You and your children are in my prayers.



  40. Bob Keyserling on November 30, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Very sorry to hear the news but remember the good times at midtown. Virgie was a quality person.



  41. Carla Meyers on November 30, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.



  42. Irene Borland on November 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are for Rick and those Virgie loved. I know you will miss her so much. I so admired her strength and attitude.



  43. Brenda Sharp on November 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    My prayers are with you all. While it is difficult for those left behind, Virgie is rejoicing in Heaven! May God bring you peace and comfort.



  44. Bob and Judy Lunceford on December 1, 2009 at 9:40 am


  45. Lindsey J. Haney on December 2, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.



  46. Erik Mason on December 2, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this most difficult of times. May the Lord and his newest angel watch over the family and help comfort them as they struggle through this loss.



  47. Erik Mason on December 2, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family in this most difficult of times. May the Lord and his newest angel watch over the family and help comfort them as they struggle through this loss.



  48. Pam Metts on December 3, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. My God be with you and you and your family and loved ones right now and always.



  49. Pam Metts on December 3, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you and you family now and always.



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