Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


August 20, 2013

Emily “Jo” Howard - 1920-2013

ASHLAND — Emily “Jo” Howard, 93, of Ashland, passed away Aug. 8, 2013.

Mrs. Howard was born Aug. 2, 1920, a daughter of the late Clem S. and Adah Gardner Howard.

She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Adah Howard Blair and Anna L. Howard, and her brother, Clem Howard Jr.

She is survived by her nephew, Mark H. Blair of Ashland.

Emily “Jo” Howard was an award-winning dancer and later a professional photographer on the East Coast. She was the owner and manager of the Book Rack and Hallmark store for 25 years. After her retirement, she and her sister, Anna L. Howard, took the Queen Elizabeth II cruise around the world.

Private services will be announced later.

Donations may be sent to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.

Lazear Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements.

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