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Dorothy J. Howard, 95, of Rosedale, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. She was born on Sept. 4, 1922, in Terre Haute, to Richard Hines and Nora Higgins Hines.
Dorothy had attended Fields Church in Mattoon, Ill. She had a green thumb with flowers and plants, and enjoyed crocheting, quilting and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas; a son, James Howard; two brothers, Frank Hines and Paul Hines; and two sisters, Ethel Brant and Violet Surber.
Surviving are her children, Joan Clark, Gary Howard and Ralph (Cathy) Howard; a sister, Eileen Boatman; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Farris officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 11 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.RoselawnFuneralHome.net
Published on November 2, 2017
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