Edna Artley Howard

Edna Artley Howard

Edna Artley Howard age 92 of Sturgis, Michigan 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; seven grandchildren: Lyman E. (Pernilla) Howard, III, Laurel (Josh) Sanford, Kenneth D. (Lyndsey) Jung, Casey Follen, Daniel Bloom, David Bloom, Christine (Phil) Hanhart; six great grandchildren: Kylie Jung, Claire Jung, Amelia Howard, Jamison Hanhart, Cameron Hanhart and Hadley Hanhart 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, MI. 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 the 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.
May 31, 202005/31/2020
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Ruthie Perry
June 27
Edna Howard was one of my most favorite friends for more years than I can recall, seems like forever. I know she has hoped and prayed for her journey to Heaven. When I received the call she had passed, I smiled and thanked God to finally grant her the peace she so desire... Continue Reading
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Heather Bloom
July 19
Thank you for your condolences and kind words, Ruthie. Mom was like an angel on earth. And I know she is watching over us from heaven. She so enjoyed your friendship and love. What a true blessing. Thanks be to God! And God's Blessings to you and your beautiful fam... Continue Reading
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Julie Beal
June 14
Your mother was a very special lady, an outstanding elementary school teacher, and a loving mother. I remember her so well at Andrews School - and also as the mother of two beautiful daughters - my little piano students so long ago! Love to all of you! ... Continue Reading
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Heather Bloom
July 19
Thank you for your condolences, Julie. She thought the world of you, as well. We have wonderful memories of playing your piano! These memories will carry us thru, until we can meet again. Thanks be to God! Much Love to You! Heather Howard Bloom
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Bonnie Ikamas
June 2
I met the beautiful lady, Edna Howard, when I moved to Lake Templene in 2015. Her spirit was as beautiful as she was! I will surely miss stopping in to see her and was happily anticipating getting a flowering plant for her, for her birthday later this month. It was a ... Continue Reading
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Heather Bloom
July 19
Thank you for your condolences and friendship, Bonnie! You had a lot in common, as retired teachers. Thanks be to God for her life and her Life Everlasting. God's Blessings to you and your wonderful family. Heather Howard Bloom
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Jamison, Cameron, Hadley
June 2

3 memorial trees were planted in memory of Edna Artley Howard.