Howard E. Sevier

Bethalto | Thursday, May 8 2014

Howard E. Sevier, 91, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family, while under the care of BJC Hospice.

  Born Nov. 8, 1922 in Hamburg, Ill., he was a son of William and Ione (Crader) Sevier.

  He married Geneva M. Grover on his 25th birthday, Nov. 8, 1947 in Hamburg.  She survives.

  Howard was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran who served during World War II.  He worked for 32 years in the maintenance department of Union Electric and later Ameren.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Fieldon and the Hamburg Church of Christ.

  In addition to his wife Geneva, he is survived by two daughters, Phyllis (John) Wooten of Moro and Patricia Hinkle of Bethalto; 6 grandchildren, Derek Edler, Johnny (Stacy) Wooten, Craig (Kelly) Wooten, Beth (Danny) Pruett, Jeff (Stephanie) Hinkle, and Cody Hinkle; 8 great grandchildren, Airman Tyler (Katie) Wooten, Airman Aaron Wooten, Zac and Garrett Wooten, Paige Humbert, Kaleb and Geneva Pruett, and Nora Elizabeth Hinkle; a sister, Leta Schwallenstecker of Hardin; and a brother, Fred (Lorraine) Sevier of Godfrey.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William B. “Pee Wee” Sevier.

  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 9 at Paynic Home for Funerals, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10. 

  Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens, with full military honors.

  Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or Gideons International.

  Online guestbook and information available at

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