C. Howard Clark, 85, of Independence, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Centerpoint Medical Center.

C. Howard Clark, 85, of Independence, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Centerpoint Medical Center.

He was born March 13, 1926, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to Clovis M. and Nancy E. (Tucker) Clark. Howard was an Aviation Machinist’s Mate in the United States Navy during WWII. He retired from Whitaker Cable Corporation located in North Kansas City, MO, as the Vice-President of Human Resources. Howard also held key management responsibilities at Butler Manufacturing Company and T.W.A.

Howard has been active in Kansas City and Missouri civic government, professional and business associations. He was President of the Liberty Junior Chamber of Commerce, honored as the Outstanding Chapter President of Missouri and elected State Vice President of the Missouri Jaycees. He served two terms on the Liberty City Council, acting as City Budget Officer. He is past President of the Industrial Relations Research Association. He was a member of the Personnel Management Association of Greater Kansas City for fifteen years, member of the Northland Chamber of Commerce, member of the Kansas City Civic Council and Kansas City Chamber of Commerce State Affairs Committee. For six years, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Associated Industries of America. In addition to Business and Professional Recruiters, Inc., Howard was President of Career Systems Group, Inc., which specialized in career transition counseling and is co-author of Guide for a Professionally Managed Job Search, copyright 1994. Howard was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Liberty, MO.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lovella (Throop) Clark; three sisters, Costa Ross, Laverne Hays, Gerry Seafeldt; and two brothers, Herschel Clark and Tison F. Clark.

Survivors include a son, Mark A. Clark; two daughters, Karen J. Andre and Valerie R. Clark, all of Blue Springs, MO; one grandson, Joshua and wife, Jill Monroe of Kansas City, MO; and two great grandchildren, Jenna and Jaden.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2011, at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 Main Street, Blue Springs, MO. Graveside service and burial with full military honors will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2011, at Blue Springs Cemetery.

Memories of Howard and condolences to the family may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.