Nina Alice (Hicks) Howard

March 25, 1926 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 91)

Nina Alice Howard, 91, of Kansas City, MO; formerly of Junction City, KS; passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 18, 2018.  She was born March 25, 1926 in Leake County, Mississippi to the late Robert Samuel and Willie Ann (Eaks) Hicks.

She was born the 8th of 9 children in her family; raised on a cotton farm in Mississippi. She graduated as valedictorian of Edinburg, Mississippi High School 1943. She was a retired civil servant and honorary member Military Intelligence Corps, faithful member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Junction City, Kansas. She enjoyed gardening, and reading. She married Roy Joe Howard on April 5, 1950 in Tokyo, Japan.

Nina is survived by her children Michael Howard, Richard (Deb) Howard, Kathryn (Ed) Bland and Stephen Howard. 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and her sister Melba Blocker; and many extended family members.

In addition to her parents 3 brothers and 4 sisters, Nina is preceded in death by her husband SFC Rev. Roy J. Howard; who died in 1989.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 6-7 PM at Terrace Park Funeral Home, 801 NW 108th St. (169 Hwy & Shoal Creek) Kansas City, MO. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 7 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be Thursday, at 11 AM in Fort Riley Post Cemetery, in Ft. Riley, KS. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association 6800 93rd St, Overland Park, KS 66212 or St. Luke’s Hospice  Share online condolences at

Donations may be made to:

American Heart Association
6800 93rd St, Overland Park KS 66212

Saint Luke's Hospice Foundation

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