The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 24, 2014

Howard D. Guinn

CHETOPA, Kan. — Howard D. Guinn, 92, of Chetopa, died at 11:18 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo.

He was born on March 3, 1921, at Bluejacket, Okla., to Hunley S. and Mary I. (Buttram) Guinn. He grew up and attended school there. During World War II, he served in the United States Army and served in the European Theater. Following the war, he lived for several years in Welch, Okla. and farmed for a time. Later, he worked for Continental Can and also for the McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Company in St. Louis for a time. Later he moved to the Chetopa, Kan. area and worked for a time for Weddings IGA grocery in Chetopa and also worked for a time as an electrician and for the H.D. Lee and Glen Berry Garment factories.

He enjoyed woodworking and hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed music, especially playing the guitar and singing. He was a member of the Community Bible Church in Chetopa.

He was first married to Isabell E. Oney on Aug.  6, 1943. She passed away in 1994. He later married Erma J. Oney on Feb. 18, 1995. She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include two sons, Floyd Guinn and his wife, Kristi, of Parsons, David Guinn, of Chetopa; two daughters, Barbara Rexwinkle and her husband, Ivan, of Chetopa and Florence Curtis, of Joplin, Mo.; step-son, Ron Seaman, of Chetopa; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers; five sisters; a daughter, Virginia Moses; and a granddaughter, Shelly Moses, who died in 1970; as well as a step-son, Freddy Seaman.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Chetopa with Military Honors given by the American Legion Funeral Detail from Miami, Okla. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Community Bible Church. These may be left at or mailed to the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS 67336.

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