Howard Roland Tignor passed away peacefully Sat., March 21, 2009.

He was born at home in Independence, MO on October 19, 1933, the 9th out of 10 children born to Roland F. & Alice Jane (Reed) Tignor. He attended Wm. Chrisman High School in Independence, MO graduating in 1952 and was a noted member of the Football, Basketball and Track teams. His college years were spent at CMSU in Warrensburg, MO where he was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. He met his wife of 52 years, Patricia Earleen (Flathers) Tignor while at CMSU and they married August 17, 1956 in Independence, MO. He received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1956 and chose a career path as a CPA. He was drafted into the Army in 1956 and served honorably until he accepted his first position with Ernst & Ernst in St. Louis, MO later moving onto the St. Louis Globe Democrat where he became Treasurer. After the Globe closed, he opened his own CPA firm until his retirement in 1999. Howard & Pat loved to travel in their 5th wheel from Alaska to Prince Edward Island and everywhere in between. They spent their winters at their home in Naples, FL and summers at their Kirkwood, MO residence of 48 years. He was a lifelong member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and his greatest joy was spending time working at their church campground Woodland Hills. He was an avid duck hunter, and also loved fishing and all sports. He truly loved his yearly trips to Mizzou football games with all of his good friends.

Howard is survived by his loving wife Patricia Earleen (Flathers) Tignor of the home, 4 children, Debi Tignor-Wall of Kirkwood, MO, Jon Tignor of Hillsboro, MO, Shea Tignor of St. Louis, MO, Lesli Guzman of Chesterfield, MO, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at Noon on May 9, 2009 at Community of Christ Church-Kirkwood, 830 N. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122 at noon. Howard will be interred at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at an earlier date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Howard’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132 or to Camp Woodland Hills, 8312 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, MO 63121. The family has set up a memorial website at and encourages all who knew and loved Howard to leave their memories, pictures and thoughts.