Archive for December, 2010

Howard Clyde McGill December 3, 1912 – December 6, 2010

Howard Clyde McGill, 98, passed to heaven on December 6, 2010 at the Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare.

Howard was born December 3, 1912 in Squires, Mo. to William McGill and Minnie Belle (Miller) McGill.  He left home at the age of 16 going to Wyoming where he worked on many ranches breaking horses and driving cattle.  Later Howard worked in Washington at a highly secured facility where he worked on the assembly of the atomic bomb.

Starting in 1945 he went to work under the International Union of Operating Engineers where he was a heavy equipment operator helping build many hydro-electric dams across the west.

He retired and moved back to Ava in 1987.  Howard started his day at McDonald’s where he was a charter member of the coffee club often arriving as it opened.  He’d then stop by Cooper Lumber Co. on his way home as he worked with petrified wood and stone, polishing and carving and setting the stone in jewelry and belt buckles.

He was a member and attended St. Francis Anglican Church in Ava.

Howard and Wilma Rabe were married in 1940 and she preceded him in 1987.  In 1989 Howard married Billie Malloy and she passed in 2009.  He was also preceded by his parents, two brothers, and three sisters.

Howard is survived by three sisters: Jean Daughrty of Ava, Mo., Mary Jones and husband Ora Lee of Manitou, Ok., and Mabel Everett of Ava, Mo., two step daughters, Carol Ginger and husband Jim of Willis, Virginia and Pat Sens and husband Scott of Johnsburg, Ill.  Howard is also survived by step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Howard will be Saturday, December 11, at 10 AM in the Clinkingbeard Chapel with burial in the Spring Creek Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in the funeral home.  Officiating will be the Rt. Rev. Glen Hartley.