Rev. Howard E. Hallman, 95, passed away Oct. 14, at his son's home in Silverthorne. Born Oct. 10, 1915, in Neiffer, Pa., to John W. and Mae Hallman, he and his wife Bernice lived in the Kansas City area for 40 years before moving to St. George, Utah, in 1991. In 1959, he founded Hope Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kan., where he served as pastor for more than two decades.
Rev. Hallman was a devoted husband and father; a humble selfless servant of Christ, precious to those who knew him; and a man who always put others first. He was a hard worker, going to work as a teenager to help support his widowed mother and her family of eight children. He served with the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II in North Africa and Europe from 1941-1945. Upon return, he received his high school equivalency and later a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Bob Jones University.
Rev. Hallman is survived by his wife of 65 years, Bernice Hallman, his son Howard, Jr., his brother Donald Hallman, and a host of beloved family and friends.
Memorial services will be held at the Covenant Baptist Church, 75th and Parallel, Kansas City, Kan., on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m., with burial to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.