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Joe Nell Howard of Vashti


Jo Nell Howard, 83, of Vashti, passed passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, in Wichita Falls.

Jo Nell Howard

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5 at the First United Methodist Church of Vashti, with Robert Slaton officiating. Burial will follow at Vashti Cemetery under the direction of White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

Mrs. Howard was born Sept. 9, 1928 in Vashti to Bud and Edna Mae (Donnell) Barnett. She graduated from Bellevue High School. She married Fred Howard on Aug. 29, 1966 in Wichita Falls. She was a homemaker, and worked with her husband to open and operate their business, Transport Refrigeration of Wichita Falls. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Vashti.

She is preceded in death by a brother, Henry Wayne Edwards.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Fred Howard of Vashti; a daughter, Joni Drullinger and husband, Ronnie of Wichita Falls; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.


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