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Vivian Lee Howard passed away Monday. She was a truly extraordinary woman. There wasn't a single thing she couldn't fix with a kind word, a warm hug, and homemade yeast rolls. Vivian was more than a wife, a mother, a sister, a grandmother - she was warmth personified. She gave freely and loved so deeply she always seemed to have more than enough to go around. Vivian was born May 24, 1947. She lived a good life, a full life, of love and laughter for 69 years.
Viv is remembered and deeply missed by the love of her life, Larry Richard Howard, to whom she was married for over 50 long, happy years. Her two daughters, Lori (Daniel) Bowman of Belvidere, Illinois, and Mindy (Walt) Henrichsen of Loogootee; and one son, Mark (Marinda) Howard of Noblesville. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Kaitlin Bowman, Kassandra Bowman, Noah Bowman, Kaylee Bowman, Lauren Henrichsen, Lane Henrichsen, Mitchell Howard, Megan Howard and Matthew Howard; and one sister, Kathy Havill of Washington, all of whom miss her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Sarah Webster; grandparents Logan and Pearl Webster and Glendora Greenwood.
She was an active member at the First Christian Church of Odon and prior to her retirement, she was employed at Crane Military Base for 26 years.
Please join us in celebrating Vivian's exceptional life on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Brother Richard Smith will officiate the service.
Family and friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until service time on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations can be made to the First Christian Church of Odon Building Fund or the Daviess County Community Foundation
The Howard family has entrusted all arrangements to James W. Meng Jr. and Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Online condolences may be sent to www.mengfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 6, 2016
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