Kathryn Howard

Obituary of Kathryn Mae Howard

A Celebration of Life for Kathryn Mae Howard of Elsberry, MO will be held at a later date when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Burial was held in the Elsberry City Cemetery near Elsberry. Kathryn, 89, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 at her home. Born June 27, 1930 in Frankford, MO, she was the daughter of Earl and Nettie Pratt Beaver. Kathryn was a 1948 graduate of Monroe City High School. She married Robert Wilson “Bob” Howard on November 22, 1953 in Hannibal, MO. They became the parents of three daughters: Kay, Robin and Rhonda. Kathryn worked for the garment factory in Elsberry and retired from the Elsberry Health Care Center where she worked as a cook. She enjoyed sewing, baking cakes and cookies for her family and friends, and growing flowers. Kathryn was a member of the Elsberry United Methodist Church in Elsberry. Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Nettie Pratt Beaver; her daughter, Robin Dameron; her granddaughter, Jan Dameron; her brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Shirley Beaver; and brothers: Carl Beaver and George Beaver; a stillborn sister, Sally Beaver; a stillborn brother, Francis Beaver; and her beloved husband, Robert W. Howard, who died on February 10, 2003. Survivors include her daughters: Kay Silver of St. Peters, MO and Rhonda Leverington and her husband, Niles, of Elsberry; her son-in-law, Gil Dameron, of Elsberry; and granddaughters: Melanie Watkins and her companion, Trevor Moore, of Elsberry, Emily Dameron of St. Louis, MO, Amanda Holland and her husband, Robert and Katie Wilch and her husband, Morgan, all of Elsberry, and Wendi Jo Dameron of Bethalto, IL; and her great-grandchildren: Jayce Hudspeth, Reese and Kenley Moore, Tanner, Nolan and Bryce Holland, and Colbi Varela. Kathryn also leaves her siblings, Lorena Crowe and her husband, Roger, of Monroe City and William Beaver and his wife, Carrie, of Hunnewell, MO; her sisters-in-law: Martha Beaver and Maryland Beaver, both of Monroe City; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to the Elsberry United Methodist Church (or) the Elsberry Health Care Center in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343.
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