Arnelle Howard, 79, of Richmond, and formerly of Braymer, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City.
Arnelle was born July 1, 1933 in Braymer to George Helf and Viola Mae (Stockton) Kepley. She married Herbert Ralph Howard of Hamilton, March 15, 1952; he survives of the home.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Marty Corle of Richmond.
Arnelle was a bookkeeper for Wollard Motor Company in Richmond for many years. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Braymer. Arnelle had lived most of her life in Richmond.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Ray County Humane Society in Richmond.
Graveside services will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery. Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be left on our Web site at www.thurmanfuneralhome.com