Doris Ellen Howard, 81, Wabash, died at 1:33 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10, at the Wabash County Hospital. She was born June 21, 1932 in Evarts, Ky. to Edward Jackson and Birdie May (Jones) Lands.
Doris married Robert McCoy Howard in Kenvir, Ky. on May 14, 1949; he died March 6, 1992. She retired from Kroger Egg Company in Wabash after 17 years. She was a member of the Wabash Southside Freewill Baptist Church on Columbus Street. She enjoyed doing crafts, quilting, and reading.
She is survived by seven children, Robert E. "Bob" Howard, Vancouver, Wash., Danny L. (Janet) Howard, Carolyn A. (Jeff) Monce, Kathy A. (Steven) Weidner, Sonia "Gail" Howard, and Jerry W. Howard, all of Wabash, and Roger D. (Amanda) Howard, Waco, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Judy Bolmeyer, North Madison, Ohio, and her brother, Samuel Jackson (Beverly) Lands, Fostoria, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, one brother, one sister, and her grandson.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Rev. Tim Webb officiating. Entombment will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Southside Freewill Baptist Church on Columbus Street.
The memorial guest book for Doris may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.