Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


December 6, 2013

John Henry Howard 1926-2013

CATLETTSBURG — John Henry Howard, 87, of Catlettsburg, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in King’s Daughters Medical Center following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 25, 1926, in Greenup County, a son of the late K.B. and Berta Howard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Howard, a sister, Mary Edna Hamilton, and a granddaughter, Sherri Watts Hay.

John was of the Baptist faith. He retired after 25 years from Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 248. Following his retirement, he owned and operated John’s Lawnmower Shop for 15 years. He enjoyed fishing and selling vegetables.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Barbara Romans Howard of Catlettsburg; two daughters, Mary C. Watts of Westwood and Patricia Wilburn of Ashland; brothers Bill Howard of Ivan and Russell Howard of Frankfort; sisters Sarah Moore of Ashland, Bonnie Bryan of Argillite and Linda Carol of Ohio; grandchildren John Watts of Cincinnati and Billy Watts of Ashland; great-grandchildren Brittany Watts, Jacob Calhoun, Dax Watts, Gaige Watts and Trace Watts, all of Ashland; and a host of loving relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 6, 2013, at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel by the Rev. Jason Porter and the Rev. Roger Riley. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.

Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.

Text Only
  • Norbert C. Wrubel - 1930-2014

    Norbert C. Wrubel of Grand Ledge, Mich., formerly of Ashland, a loving father, grandfather and friend passed away April 17, 2014, surrounded by family.

    April 19, 2014

  • Jerry Sanford Jordan - 1918-2014

    Jerry Sanford Jordan, 95, of Ashland, died Friday, April 18, 2014, in Kingsbrook Lifecare Center in Ashland.

    April 19, 2014

  • Robert Wilson Evans - 1936-2014

    Robert Wilson Evans, 78, of South Shore, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in SOMC Hospice Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.

    April 19, 2014

  • Joyce Ann Keleher - 1937-2014

    Joyce Ann Keleher, 76, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., formerly of Greenup, died April 7, 2014, in Hope Hospice in Lehigh Acres, following an extended battle with cancer.

    April 19, 2014

  • Kristal Leigh Coburn Tygart - 1967-2014

    Kristal Tygart, 46, of Stanford, passed away April 18, 2014, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    April 19, 2014

  • Donna Thompson - 1924-2014

    Donna Thompson, 90, of Ashland, died Friday at her residence.

    April 19, 2014

  • Keen “Jack” Fannin - 1927-2014

    Keen “Jack” Fannin, 86, of South Shore, died Friday in SOMC Hospice Center in Portsmouth, Ohio.

    April 19, 2014

  • Timothy P. Moore

    Timothy P. Moore, 50, of Quincy, died Friday at his residence.

    April 19, 2014

  • Carlos Pyles - 1934-2014

    Carlos Jane Holley Pyles, 80, of Ironton, died Friday in Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley in Ironton.

    April 19, 2014

  • Reba Lea Justice - 1937-2014

    Reba Justice, 76, of Westwood, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, following an extended illness.

    April 18, 2014