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Birth: Feb. 23, 1921
Wabash County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 4, 2010
Fort Wayne
Allen County
Indiana, USA

OBITUARY - News-Journal, North Manchester (IN)

Geraldine C. "Gerry" Howard, 89, North Manchester, IN died Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. She was born February 23, 1921 in Wabash County, IN to Austin & Bertha Blickenstaff.

She graduated from Chester High School, North Manchester, in 1938. On November 4, 1939 she married C. Eugene Howard. Gerry was a member of North Manchester United Methodist Church. In 1981 she retired from Manchester College as secretary of the Education Department after 15 years of service. For 70 1/2 years, she was a part of a very loving relationship with her husband, Gene. She openly shared her deep love and Christian faith with her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, C. Eugene Howard, North Manchester, IN; two sons, Ted E. (Joselyn) Howard, Delphi, IN & Todd M. (Renee) Howard, Frederick, CO; two daughters, Connie J. (John) Bowman, Leo, IN & Cathie J. (Claude) Markstahler, North Manchester, IN; one daughter-in-law, Linda Howard, Auburn, IN; one sister, Charlotte Carpenter, Missouri; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Betty Rose Bunch and two grandchildren.

Memorial service will be Friday, May 7, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E. Second Street, North Manchester, IN. Friends & family may call on Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, IN and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Pastor David L. Overmyer will officiate. Private burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN. For those who wish to honor the memory of Gerry Howard, memorial contributions may be made to North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E. Second Street, North Manchester, IN 46962. 
 
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 Parents:
  Austin Freeman Blickenstaff (1897 - 1977)
  Zelma Ebie Blickenstaff
 
 Spouse:
  C. Eugene Howard (1917 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Servia
Wabash County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Tombstoner & Family
Record added: Sep 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76745347
Geraldine C. <i>Blickenstaff</i> Howard
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Geraldine C. <i>Blickenstaff</i> Howard
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Geraldine C. <i>Blickenstaff</i> Howard
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