Mary Howard, 73, of Oak Grove, died Monday, March 29, 2010, at Saint Mary's Medical Center in Blue Springs. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2010, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Grove. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Royer Funeral Home in Oak Grove.
Born Sept. 6, 1936, in Marshall, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Helen (Swain) Pannell. On June 27, 1953, she married Richard Howard, who preceded her in death July 12, 2001. She was an avid reader and a dog lover.
Survivors include two sons, Doug Howard of Iowa Park, Texas, and Richard Lee Howard of Minnesota; three daughters, Kim O'Hare and Karla Hahn, both of Oak Grove, and Linda Fetsch of Minnesota; two sisters, Doris Ellis of Richardson, Texas, and Herma Makings of Oak Grove; 11 grandchildren; and several great and great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
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