Dorothy Jean


Dorothy Jean "Dot" Howard, 83, of Milford, Indiana, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at her home.
She was born April 26, 1935, in Paris, Kentucky to George W. and Mabel (Johnson) Tackett. She grew up in Kentucky and attended Magoffin Baptist Institute in Salyersville, Kentucky.
She was married Aug. 13, 1952, in Salyersville to Silas Howard, who preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 2004.
She moved to Milford in 1957 from Wabash County, Indiana and formerly worked at Barth Manufacturing in Milford and Heckman Bindery in North Manchester, Indiana.
She was a member of the Milford First Brethren Church and Order of the Eastern Star in Warsaw.
She is survived by: three daughters, Deborah Berkey of Minster, Ohio, Brenda Niles of Milford and Karen (Marvin) Chupp of Milford; 11 grand and 17 great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Betty McGuckin of Leesburg, Florida and Becky Tackett of Miamisburg, Ohio; and a half sister, Tommi Ruth Stafford of Marysville, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons-in-law, Bruce Niles and Jay Berkey, three brothers, Phillip, Julian and Russell Tackett, and half brother Adrian Webb.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, Indiana. An Order of the Eastern Star service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at First Brethren Church, 110 W. Catherine St., Milford, Indiana, with Pastor Lee Compson officiating. Private family burial will take place in the Milford Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to the First Brethren Church, P.O. Box 427, Milford, IN 46542 or Goshen Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 723, Goshen, IN 46527.
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