In Loving Memory…

Seth William Howe-Cunningham

Seth William Howe-Cunningham, newborn son of William Isaac Howe and Jadah Alexyss McKensi Palmer, passed away at 3:12 p.m. June 17, 2019, at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. He was born with Anencephaly, a fatal form of Spina Bifida affecting the skull and brain.

He was born at 12:49 p.m. June 13, 2019, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He weighed 5 lbs. 14.25 oz. and was 19 ¾ in long.

Seth was already deeply loved by his family. Everyone had told us he wouldn’t survive more than a few hours but we were blessed with a miracle for four days, two hours and twenty-two minutes.

Seth was an organ donor, donating his liver and kidneys for research and heart valves for live transplant.

Surviving are his parents, of Sedalia; maternal grandparents, Mary and Seth Nevels, of Sedalia; paternal grandparents, James and Heike Howe, of Sedalia; maternal great-grandparents, Susie Cunningham, Donna and John Reynolds, and John Nevels; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church near Florence, with Rev. Duane Duchesne officiating.

Memorials may be given to the family to help with medical expenses.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.



  1. I am so sorry for your lose,i am here for you

  2. Jason Elliott

    My condolences and deepest sympathy

  3. Many prayers. I cannot imagine your grief. Jesus be with you all. ❤

  4. So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  5. Chris McIntyre

    I’m am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

  6. Nancy Wiseman

    So sorry for your loss Heike 💔

  7. Krystal kabler

    Aww I wish I could have met him. I am so so sorry for your loss!! Love ya Issac!!

  8. Melody schlobohm

    My heart goes out to you. Words can not help. I’m so sorry this happened.

  9. im deeply saddened to hear of your sons passing prayers ,may he fly high with the angels.and to show so much love to donate to help others,god has blessed you with love and kindness,

  10. Much love going out to you and your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers!

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss!!! I too, have a GRANDSON in heaven!!! Your in my prayers!!!❤

  12. My prayers are with you and your family. God be with you and comfort you in your loss

  13. Roxana Wright

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss

  14. So sorry for your loss. He was a blessing in his short life to all. May God give you comfort and peace.

  15. Dudley Risley

    Such a terrible loss! God needed another Angel to love! My heart goes out to all of the family! Heike got you in my prayers!

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