Liberal KS ˜ Herbert "Herb" J. Howie, 79, Liberal, KS, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Wheatridge Park Care Center, Liberal, KS. ˜ He was born February 20,˜ 1933 at Solomon, KS, the son of Henry W. & Helen I. Carpenter Howie. ˜ He graduated high school at Solomon, KS. Upon graduation he entered the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.˜ He moved to Liberal in 1955 and married Ola I. Grant on May 5, 1957 at Liberal, she died April 19, 2011. Herb was a lineman for Southwestern Bell and AT & T for thirty years, upon retirement he owned & operated Howie's House of Phones retiring˜˜ 1997. ˜ Herb was an active member of the Western Avenue Church˜ of Christ,˜˜˜˜˜ Liberal, serving on many boards including the Black Mesa Bible Camp.˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜ He was active with Kid's Inc. and served on the board for many years. ˜ He is survived by two sons, Bart Howie, Liberal, KS; Brent Howie and wife Leanne, Satanta, KS; on daughter, Bridget King and husband Harry "Butch" Liberal, KS; five granddaughters, Briana, Rebecca & Elizabeth King, Alex & Ava Howie; one brother in˜ law, Robert "Bob" Grant Liberal, KS; six sisters in law, Bobbie Lundburg and husband Charles, Liberal, KS;˜ Nina Lauderdale, Athens, AL; Gladys Reese, Dodge City, KS; Ethel Grant, Liberal, KS; Juanita Grant, Hooker, OK; Janice Grant, Cortez, CO.˜ He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. ˜ Funeral services will be conducted 10:00 Thursday at the Western Avenue Church of Christ, with Ministers Glenn Walton and John Henley presiding. ˜ Interment will be in the Restlawn Memorial Gardens. ˜ Friends may call at the Miller Mortuary˜ 4-8 P.M. Tuesday and 9 A.M.-8 P.M. Wednesday.˜ The family will greet friends 6-8 P.M. Wednesday. ˜ The family suggests memorials be sent to Black Mesa Bible Camp or High Plains Children's Home in care of the mortuary. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Herbert J. "Herb" Howie please visit our Sympathy Store.