Howard Steel Laurance

June 12, 1972 - February 11, 2020

Mr. Howard Steel Laurance, 47, of Joplin, Missouri, departed this life on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at his residence.

Howard entered this life on June 12, 1972, in Webb City, Missouri. He was raised in Carl Junction and was a 1990 graduate of Carl Junction High School. He has resided the last several years in Joplin. Howard worked in the field of painting and construction throughout his life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, play his guitar and Star Wars.

Howard is survived by his mother, Lorene Johnson and husband, Glenn, of Neosho, Missouri; a brother, Steve Laurance and wife, Robin, and their four children of Columbus, Kansas; a sister, Sara Johnson of Joplin; aunts and uncles, Jim & Dorothea Polston of the sate of California and Leon and Maurine Sherrill of Anderson, Missouri; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Memorial services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020, in the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Homes with Pastor Marilyn O’Brien officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Missouri.