John Houchins

Sunday, November 18, 2007

ADVANCE, Mo. -- John L. Houchins, 85, of Advance died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Advance Nursing Center.

He was born Feb. 25, 1922, at Peach Orchard, Mo., son of William and Gracie Houchins. He and Iva Stroder were married March 3, 1984, at Whitewater.

Houchins was a maintenance supervisor at Franklin Box Co. of St. Louis. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau.

Survivors include his wife; a stepson, Merl Allen Stroder of Woodlawn Park, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Sherrie Laverne Cox of Cornville, Ariz.; eight stepgrandchildren; and several great-stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, seven sisters and a stepson.

Friends may call from noon until time of service Monday at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ken McAnulty officiating. Burial will be in Morgan Memorial Park in Advance.