Olive Katherine <I>Harper</I> Howard

Olive Katherine Harper Howard

Birth
Prosperity, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Death 3 Mar 2014 (aged 72)
Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Burial Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 173377656 · View Source
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Olive K. Howard, age 72, of Webb City, Mo., passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer. Olive was born on Dec. 18, 1941, in Prosperity, Mo., the daughter of the late Kirk and Alta (Hawkins) Harper. She has been a lifelong area resident. She married Don Howard on June 10, 1960, in Miami, Okla. Together they raised three children. She married Don Howard on June 10, 1960 Together they raised three children. Olive worked as the telephone operator for Purcell, Mo., S.H. Kress Dime Store, Holiday Inn and ran a daycare for several years. She retired as a secretary working for Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home and Mason-Woodard Mortuary. While working for the funeral homes she served as the director of Surviving Spouses. She was a member of the Frisco Church in Webb City. She was a volunteer for the American Heart Association and the Title One Committee for Webb City Schools. She was a true advocate and fan of the Webb City School District and Cardinal football. She was a race car fan and she even drove in several races. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of her children and grandchildren. Olive never met a stranger, her laugh and sense of humor would always bring a smile. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Don Howard two sons, Leslie Howard, and Dan Howard and wife, Kathy, one daughter, Melinda Howard,; three grandchildren, Austin Howard, Kendra Howard and Grace Howard; and four step grandchildren, Matt Monroe, Ashley Monroe, Alyssa Monroe and Sydney Long. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Bill, Elmer, Kermit and Russell Harper; and one sister, Flora Mae Edwards. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be given to the Joplin Humane Society, the American Heart Association, or the Ronald McDonald House in care of the mortuary. Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.


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  • Created by: Candice Jean Blankenship (Harper)
  • Added: 1 Dec 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 173377656
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Olive Katherine Harper Howard (18 Dec 1941–3 Mar 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 173377656, citing Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Candice Jean Blankenship (Harper) (contributor 49095264) .