In Memory of

Annette Joyce Burkin

August 7, 1959 - May 26, 2024


Annette Joyce Burkin, age 64, passed away on May 26, 2024, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, MO. She was born on August 7, 1959, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Joseph E. Howard Sr. and Mary B. Howard (née Alpough). Annette was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Joseph “Ricky” A. Howard Jr., Charles Howard, sisters Melgene A. Howard, Mary E. Howard, and Shirley Mustion.

Annette leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. She is survived by her two children, Ariel L. Raney and Austin L. Lostroh; son-in-law, Lucas M. Lostroh; grandsons Kash M. Raney-Curtis, Kamar M. Lostroh, Lamar M. Lostroh; granddaughters Elizabeth M. Raney-Cushon and Alexandria L. Raney; and siblings Victor (Eddie) E. Howard and Sylvia R. Howard. She is also survived by her nieces Michelle Dermond, Jenny Mora, Melissa Mora, Valerie Callaway, nephew Jimmy Mustion, and many other extended family members and friends.

Annette will be remembered for her cooking, particularly her home-cooked meals like tacos and gumbo. Her beautiful smile and infectious laugh brightened the lives of all who knew her. Her dedication to the love she gave to her family brought joy and inspiration to those around her.

Annette will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her spirit will live on in our hearts forever. Please join us in celebrating the life of Annette Joyce Burkin and the profound impact she had on the world.

A memorial service for Annette Joyce Burkin will be held at 10 am on June 29th, 2024, at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, MO. Following the service, Annette’s ashes will be laid to rest at Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will take place at Gamber Community Center afterward.

The family gratefully accepts condolences in the form of plants and donations to help ease the burden of this unexpected loss.


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Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Saturday, June 29, 2024
10:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063