Ralph Richard Houseman, son of the late Leroy and Cleo Ellen Halbert Houseman, was born September 13, 1938 in Chaffee, Missouri and passed away December 26, 2010 at Southeast Health, Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 72. He married to Vivian Butone Matheny on June 28, 1956 in Hernando, Miss., Mrs. Houseman preceded him in death on May 2, 2010. Survivors included four sons, Ricky Goss of Paragould, Ark., Ronald Houseman, and wife, Bonnie, of Paragould, Ark., Wayne Houseman and wife, Debra, of Cardwell, Mo., Kenny Houseman of Cardwell, Mo.; two brothers, Dave Houseman of Kapon Bridge, West Virginia and Jerry Houseman of Citrus Heights, Calif.; three sisters Joyce Angelbeck of Jefferson City, Mo., Diann Humm of Jacksonville, Fla., and Barbara Snow of Lebanon, Mo.
Mr. Houseman is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many other friends and relatives. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 30, 2010 at the McDaniel Chapel in Senath, with Rev. Levon DeLee officiating. Burial will be in Cardwell Cemetery at Cardwell. Pallbearers included Matt Houseman, Alan Houseman, Mickey Ward, Eddie Ward, Melvin Ward, Randy Wilson and Johnny Lodrigue. McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath is in charge of arrangements.