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Donald Eugene Howard

Gunlock, Magoffin County, Kentucky, USA
Death 29 Oct 2012 (aged 75)
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA
Burial Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 100499045 · View Source
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Donald Eugene Howard, 75, of North Vernon, Indiana passed away at 8:46 a.m. on Monday, October 29, 2012 at the Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus, Indiana.

Born September 15, 1937, in Gun Lock, Kentucky the son of Cynthia Wireman Whitaker and the late Ishmael Howard. He married Helga Mayerthaler on April 25, 1962 at the First Christian Church in North Vernon, Indiana. She survives

Mr. Howard was self-employed and was the owner and operator of Howards Body Shop for 50 years. He had previously worked for Cosco now Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc in Columbus, Indiana and Arvin's in North Vernon, Indiana. He was a 1958 graduate of North Vernon High School. He served in the US Army from 1958 – 1962. He was a member of First Assembly of God in North Vernon and was a former Sunday school superintendant and teacher. He enjoyed reading, woodworking and listening to gospel music.

He is survived by his wife, Helga Howard of North Vernon, Indiana; his mother, Cynthia Whitaker of North Vernon, Indiana; three sons, Tony Howard, Raymond Howard and Brian Scott Howard all of North Vernon, Indiana; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Arthur) Fields of North Vernon, Indiana; two brothers, Max Howard of Indianapolis, Indiana and Alfonso (Denise) Whitaker of Eddyville, Kentucky; two sisters, Gordennell (Richard) Griner of Butlerville, Indiana and Deborah Murphy of North Vernon, Indiana; six grandchildren, Aaron Fields, Thomas Fields, Clayton Howard, Noah Howard, Rachel Howard and Sara Howard all of North Vernon, Indiana and one great-grandchild, Keegan Riley of North Vernon, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Richard Howard; a sister, Carlotta Garwood and a brother, Carl Whitaker.

Funeral Service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon, Indiana with the Rev. Gary Prange officiating. Friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery with members of Matt Hester Post #2021, V.F.W. providing military graveside rites.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the First Assembly of God in North Vernon, Indiana.

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  • Created by: Teresa J
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100499045
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Eugene Howard (15 Sep 1937–29 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100499045, citing Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Teresa J (contributor 47352169) .