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Georgie M. Howard 1933-2013

Aug 27, 2013

Funeral service for Georgie M. Howard of Emmetsburg was held Monday, Aug. 26, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Nicho-las Thackery officiated.

Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Georgie Mae Howard, daughter of George and Annie (Grant) Douglas, was born Oct. 13, 1933 in Emmetsburg. She received her education in Emmetsburg, graduating from Emmetsburg High School in 1952.

On Sept. 12, 1955 Georgie was united in marriage to Dale W. Howard at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. To this union three daughters were born.

Throughout her life, Georgie was employed at several businesses in Emmetsburg, some of which included, Ted’s Super Value, Red Owl, Dutch’s Diner, Chick Tock and Joyce’s Foodland. She enjoyed gardening each summer and sharing her produce with friends and family. Georgie stayed in contact with several of her classmates and they regularly got together for coffee. She also looked forward to having lunch on Thursdays with a group of friends.

Georgie passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at her home in Emmetsburg, at the age of 79. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dale; her twin sister, JoAnn Ruddy; and a brother, Terry Douglas.

She is survived by her children, Cindy (Roger) Daum of Emmetsburg, Beth Gifford of Ft. Dodge, and Colleen (Denis) Howard-Wahls of St. Petersburg, FL; her grandchildren, Aaron (Ruth) Daum, Jamie Daum, Annie Daum and Brittany Wahls; a brother, Richard (Patricia) Douglas of Dallas, TX; a sister, Dorla Schuett of Ida Grove; brother-in-law, Jerry Ruddy of Ft. Dodge.

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