Edna Howard, 92

Edna Artley Howard, age 92, of Sturgis, died Sunday morning, May 31, 2020 at her home surrounded by her children.
She was born in Rockwood, Michigan, the daughter of the late J. Kenneth and Ruth (Janney) Artley.
Mrs. Howard was a graduate of Monroe High School. She furthered her education at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree and later attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo earning a Master’s Degree.
On August 20, 1949 she married The Rev. Canon Lyman Edward Howard in Monroe, Michigan. He preceded her in death July 8, 1995.
Mrs. Howard taught elementary education in Kansas City, Kansas, Bethany, Connecticut and in Albion, Sturgis and Three Rivers, Michigan.
She was an active communicant of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sturgis.
She is survived by: one son, Lyman E. (Helen) Howard, II of Sammamish, Washington; two daughters, Heidi (Mike) Howard Schwandt of Clearwater, Florida and Walled Lake and Heather (Dan) Howard Bloom of Sturgis, MI and Pensacola, Florida and formerly of Muskegon; six grandchildren: Lyman E. (Pernilla) Howard, III, Laurel (Josh) Sanford, Kenneth D. (Lyndsey) Jung, Casey Follen, Daniel Bloom, and David Bloom; three great grandchildren: Kylie Jung, Claire Jung, and Amelia Howard and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; twin daughters: Laurel and Leslie Howard; two sisters and one brother.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. Due to current conditions with the COVID-19 pandemic and the limitations of gatherings, a Memorial Resurrection Mass will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sturgis at a later date to be announced. Internment will take place at The Resurrection Garden in Portage.
The Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Howard’s memory consider St. John’s Episcopal Church, 110 S. Clay St., Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where we encourage family and friends to leave memories and condolences for the family.

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