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Catherine Irene Howk, 94, of Terre Haute, and formerly of Clinton, died in her residence at Cannon Inn on Dec. 9, 2017. She was born Aug. 6, 1923, in Rosedale, to Herbert L. Cox and Mary Ethel Stuthard Cox.
She was a homemaker. She was member of the First United Methodist Church of Clinton, the Esther Circle, a 50-year member of the Eastern Star 254, and charter member of the Vermillion County Hospital Guild. She also was a member of the Shakespeare Club of Rosedale.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ronald Howk; one brother, Herbert Cox Jr.; and one sister, Marcella Jones.
She is survived by two daughters, Andra and Steve Sudler of South Carolina and Christa and Rick Beard of Clinton; two sons, Jay and Judy Howk of West Lafayette and Van and CheriƩ Howk of Fairview Park; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Clinton, on Dec. 19, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Barnett officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clinton Union Hospital Guild or First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at:
www.fristfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 10, 2017
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