Florence Rosemary Johnson Howard, 84, of Philpot, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born July 20, 1936 in Hancock County to the late Thomas R. and Ruth Payne Johnson.
Mrs. Howard was primarily a dedicated homemaker. However, she had also worked at Livingston Laboratories and Service Merchandise. She had been a member of Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church since 1971. Florence was an accomplished seamstress and loved sewing for her family. She also thoroughly enjoyed reading. Mrs. Howard will be dearly missed by many.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Charles Leo Howard in 2020 and a sister, Anita Foucault in 2014.
Mrs. Howard is survived by daughters, Diane Hoffman (Steve) of Owensboro, Jane Brand (Joe) of Philpot and Lisa Kratt (Bob) of Crestwood, KY; son, Leo Howard (Sonya) of Owensboro; grandchildren, Matthew, Jonathan (Amy) and Caleb (Rachel) Brand, Holly Rainey (Michael), Tyler, Adam, Sam (Madison) and Benjamin Kratt; great-grandchildren, Ella, Graham, Emilia and Beau Rainey and Eli and Katie Brand; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, April 30 at Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church, 609 E 4th St, Owensboro, KY 42303. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 until 7:00 PM and Friday from 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will be at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathen’s Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.
The number of those attending the visitation for Mrs. Howard shall be within current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear appropriate personal protective masks and enter the doors under the canopy on the Triplett Street side of the building.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to Susan Higdon for the three years of loving and dedicated care provided to Mr. and Mrs. Howard. They are also very grateful to Martha, Kathy, Tammy, Norma and Susan Howard for the care provided to Mrs. Howard in recent months.
Memories and condolences may be offered online at www.glenncares.com.