Madine Bee Howard
Madine Bee Howard, 79, Clearwater, Kan., and formerly of New London, died Sunday, June 1, 2013 in Clearwater.
Funeral services for will be held at noon on Monday, June 10, at Elliott Chapel, New London. Blake Elliott and Jerry Teberg are celebrants. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday morning with the family present. A luncheon will be held at New London VFW Post 7641 following interment. A memorial has been established.
She was born Jan. 28, 1934, in Ottumwa, and was the daughter of Raymond and Mary Lois Johnson Chesser. On Aug. 9, 1950, she married Arthur E. Howard in Ottumwa. He procedeed her in death.
She worked at IAAP in West Burlington and Metromail in Mt. Pleasant. She was also a day care provider for many years and loved babies and caring for them. She was of the Southern Baptist faith. She attended school in Ottumwa. She enjoyed John Wayne and Elvis Presley, crossword puzzles, reading and collecting salt and pepper shakers and sea shells. She also enjoyed music and dancing.
She is survived by one son, Tommy Howard of Austin, Texas; five daughters, Marcella Hanson and Samantha Burkart, both of Mt. Pleasant, Joyce (Ron) Purdie of Haysville, Kan., Henrietta Cousins and Terri (James) Sembach, both of New London; 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Joyce Wales of Davenport.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sons, Shawn Hendricks, Arthur Howard, Brian Howard; three sisters, Avis Neiman, Clara Pringle, and Leslie Woodward; and one brother, Robert Richardson.