Peterson Funeral Chapel

Howard Lee Hartin, 80, of Aurora passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 9:45 p.m. at his home after a long illness.

He was born in Crane, MO., the son of Clanton "Pete" and Hazel (Elkins) Hartin.

Howard married Carole Carr Simpson in 1991 and lived in Springfield, MO. before moving to Aurora in 2004. He retired from Associated Grocers in Springfield after a 28 year career.

Survivors include his wife, Carole of 31 years; Daughters, Melissa "Missi" Sayers and husband, Don of Crane, MO., Wendi Buckmaster and husband, Rob of  Ozark, MO. and Belinda Rice and late husband, Eddie of Verona, MO.; sons, Russell Hartin and wife Trinity of Cassville, MO. and David Hartin of Harrison, AR.; sister, Norma Amos of Aurora, MO.; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren.

​Howard is preceded in death by his parents, Clanton and Hazel Hartin; a sister, Ilene Skinner; and brother, Raymond Hartin.

Gravesides services will be held Friday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. in Spring River Cemetery under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.