January 7, 2010

(11/3/1923 12/31/2009)

Nellie B. Howard age 86 of Avon, IL passed away at 4:07 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2009 at her residence in Greenbush Township, IL. She was born on November 3, 1923 in Cantril, IA to Philip and Nellie Belle Blackburn Strong.

She married Hillis H. Howard on January 20, 1942 in Memphis, MO. He preceded her in death on May 13, 2006.

Nellie is survived by two sons, Duane (Pat) Howard of Galesburg, IL, and Ron (Ginny) Howard of Rio, IL; three grandchildren, Ronette Koogler and Ronia Mullins both of Morristown, IL, and Michelle Howard of Galesburg, IL along with eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Evelyn Justice of Berrien Springs, MI, Hazel Drummond of Santa Fe Springs, CA, Hila Lomb of Ottumwa, IA and Donna Ve Hatley of Dupo, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.

Nellie was a member of Center Circle Club and was a resident of Greenbush for 46 years.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 4, 2010 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. Pastor Dave Eden officiated. Burial was in the Bushnell Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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