Howard Kinder

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Howard L. Kinder, 90, of Jackson died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at Eldercare of Marble Hill, Mo.

He was born Aug. 22, 1913, near Whitewater, son of William and Della Smith Kinder. He and Eula F. "Pete" Steinhoff were married Feb. 3, 1940. She died Dec. 23, 1997.

Howard worked several years at the former International Shoe Co. in Jackson and several years at Friedrich Sheet Metal in Jackson, retiring in 1979. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Jackson, where he and Pete formerly worked in the children's and youth Sunday school departments, and assisted with G.A.'s and R.A.'s.

Survivors include a sister-in-law and neighbor, Jennie Friedrich; her children and their families: Jim and Kathy A. Friedrich, children Ria and Rika, grandson Hunter; Allen Friedrich, children Blake and Trent; Mary and John Thompson, children Emily and Sara; and Kathy Friedrich, all of Jackson; Jennifer Cook, children Allison and Rick of League City, Texas; Nonie and Anthony Cowell, children Luke and Toni, and grandsons Zach and Elliot of Marble Hill and Jackson; nieces and nephews, Carrie Pearson of Las Vegas, Nev., Betty Fox, Bill King, Wayne Eddleman, all of the Jackson area; and numerous other loving family members.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Kinder, and two sisters, Dorothy King and Ruth Eddleman.

Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Carter Frey officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery.

Special acknowledgement is extended to the caring staff at Eldercare of Marble Hill and Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau for the friendship and compassion shown to Howard during his visits.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church in Jackson.