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Edward T. House, 77, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Gassville Therapy and Living Center.

He was born to the late Herbert Edward and Helen May Walker House on January 2, 1936, in Kansas City Missouri.

Mr. House is survived by his wife, Gail Kasuls House of Mountain Home, three brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Jo House of Warsaw, Missouri, James and Elizabeth House of Theodosia, Missouri and Robert and Sandy House of Blue Springs, Missouri. Mr. House is further survived by his two children, Debra Lynn House and Edward Elliott House, both of New Mexico and a granddaughter, Sarah House of New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Julie Ann House in an automobile accident in 1995.

Mr. House attended public schools in Kansas City and Raytown, Missouri and graduated from Maple Woods College and Avila University with Associate and Bachelor Degrees in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the F.B.I. Academy at Quantico, Virginia.

Mr. House was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church of Mountain Home. He was a member of Rotary International, a Paul Harris Fellow, Ivanhoe Masonic Temple of Kansas City, The Scottish Rite, and Ararat Shrine of Kansas City.

Mr. House served as a career police officer and administrator for 40 years at the Kansas City Police Department, Chief of Police for the Claycomo Police Department, Chief Deputy for the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, Parole/Probation Officer for the State of Arkansas. He served as a city councilman for three terms, and was elected as Mayor of Mountain Home and retired December 2006 at 71 years of age.

He was an Army Veteran serving from 1954-1957. While serving as the mayor and councilman in Mountain Home, he was active in the development of the downtown city park which contained the Vet’s Wall, Public Safety Monument, and other markers which are celebrated annually.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Hopewell Baptist Church with the Reverend Louis Stephens officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church, 54 County Road 608, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

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