20 Years Ago
May Howard, 79, died. She founded the Lee’s Summit Historical Society and was named Lee’s Summit Citizen of the year in 1987. Survivors include two foster sons, U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell of Atlanta and Stanley Magady of Lee’s Summit. She was a descendant of two old Lee’s Summit families – the Harris and Corder families. She married William Howard, the son of the founder of Lee’s Summit. She was considered the matron of Lee’s Summit and she had a passion to have history preserved. She was an expert needlewoman who taught quilting through Longview College.
Local school and community leaders broke ground for Lee’s Summit North High School. The school should open in 1995.
Governor Mel Carnahan attended a political rally for Margaret Rennau, Democratic candidate for the vacant seat in the eighth senatorial district. The rally was held at the Crackerneck Country Club.
Compiled from the files of the Journal by Jim Carpenter.