John L. Houchins, 85, of Advance, was born Feb. 25, 1922 at Peach Orchard, Mo., the son of William and Gracie Houchins and died Nov. 16, 2007 at the Advance Nursing Center.
John was a retired maintenance supervisor at Franklin Box Co. in St. Louis and a member of the Assembly of God Church of Cape Girardeau.
John and Iva Stroder were united in marriage on March 3, 1984 at Whitewater and she survives of the home.
Other survivors include: a step-son; Merl Allen Stroder of Woodlawn Park, Col., a step-daughter; Sherrie Lavern Cox of Cornville, Arz., eight step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, seven sisters and a step-son.
Visitation was held from noon till 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2007 at the Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2007 at the Morgan Funeral Home in Advance with Rev. Ken McAnulty officiating.
Interment followed in Morgan Memorial Park in Advance with Morgan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.