Thelma Jean (Sumner) Howard

Born: Thu., May 12, 1927
Died: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018


9:45 AM to 10:45 AM, Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
Location: Rash-Gude Funeral Home

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
Location: Mt. Olive Cemetery

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Thelma J. Howard, age 91, of Hamburg, IA passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg.

Thelma was born on May 12, 1927 in rural Sidney, IA; the daughter of Albert Bird and Mabel (Lockett) Sumner.  She attended country school.

She was united in marriage to Dean O. Howard on June 7, 1948 in Omaha, NE.   Thelma was a loving and devoted mother and wife.

She is survived by her children:  Julee Smith of Omaha, NE, David Howard of Hamburg, IA, Philip Howard of Coppers Cover, TX, Janis Ireland of Lincoln, NE and Jean Howard of Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; sister Doris Meek of Nebraska City; other family and friends.

Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dean Howard in 1977, daughter Judith Popish in 1994, grandchildren:  Thomas, Alexandria and Camden, and eleven brothers and sisters.

A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Mt. Olive Cemetery southeast of Hamburg, IA.

The family will greet friends from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg, IA.  

Memorials may be directed to the family to aid in expenses.

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Mary Alexander
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018
I am so sorry and offer prayers for comfort of the family. May you feel love and peace at this time
of sorrow.
Mary Alexander
North Carolina

Kimberly Johnson
   Posted Wed October 10, 2018
Sorry to hear about Thelma. I was saddened and shocked when I heard about this since I had just had a 45 nice phone conversation with her the Wednesday prior. Thinking of your family at this time. Kim Johnson ( owner of Awesome Possum flea market)

Leigh Calfee
   Posted Sun October 14, 2018
Jean & family,

I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. Prayers for all of you at this difficult time.

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