Howard Dale Harwerth, 73, Hoxie, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at Sheridan County Health Complex, Hoxie.

He was born July 9, 1941 in Ludell to Ben and Mildred (Heaton) Harwerth.

He married Georgia Rogers on June 23, 1963, in Salina. He was a school teacher in Sabetha and Hoxie before working at John Hill Farms until retirement.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter, Dala Henry, Bryan, Texas; two brothers, Ron Harwerth, Houston, and Bernard Harwerth, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Burness Shramek, Aurora, Colo.; and a grandchild.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Hoxie; private family inurnment at a later date.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to USD 412 schools or Sheridan County EMT's in care of Mickey-Leopold Funeral Home, P.O. Box 987, Hoxie, KS 67740.