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Charles Leo Howard

Obituary for Charles Leo Howard

December 12, 1930 - January 2, 2020
Philpot, Kentucky | Age 89


Charles Leo Howard, 89, of Philpot, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Wellington Parc. He was born in Whitesville to the late Joseph Orval and Mary Golda Smith Howard.

Mr. Howard was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Field Packing Company after forty years of service. He had been a member of Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church since 1971. Leo loved reading and enjoyed golf, gardening and watching baseball.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Eleanor Wathen and Grace Dyer.

Leo is survived by his wife of 64 years, Florence Johnson Howard; 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 and Emilia Rainey and Eli Brand; sisters, Rita Szemethy and Sister Ann Marie Howard, OSB; and brothers, Ed Howard, Leonard Howard (Eva) and Martin Howard (Gwen).

The funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, January 6 at Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 until 6:00 PM, with prayers at 5:00 PM, and Monday 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 or the Alzheimer's Association, 6100 Dutchman's Lane , Louisville, Ky 40205.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Susan Higdon for the loving and dedicated care provided to Leo.

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  • Alzheimer's Association
    6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite401
    Louisville, KY 40205

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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