Lois K. Howard
WESTVILLE - Lois "Short" Kathleen Howard, 96, passed away peacefully at 8:32 p.m. October 29, 2019, at her home.
Born January 23, 1923, in Catlin, the daughter of Walter S. and Mergie George Pate.
The family moved to Westville when she was 6 years old and she has resided in the area since. She attended Cottonwood School and Georgetown High School.
Lois met the love of her life, Oscar Howard. They were married for 69 years until his passing in 2008.
She worked at the GE plant for 22 years, retiring in 1977.
Short had an immense love for her family and participated in as many of their life events as possible.
Surviving, a son, Russell Howard of Westville, Ill.; a daughter, Linda "Penny" and Tom Flaherty of Cave Creek, Ariz.; three granddaughters, Kimberly Pfeifer of Danville, Ill., Jerrie (Shawn) Furdiga of Medford, Ore., and Jamie (Ken) Evans of Piedmont, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Corey and Ethan Murphy, Jordan (Kyle) Cruppenink, Mason Furdiga, Zac and Theo Evans; and her step-great-grandsons, Brent and Bryce Pfeifer; two great-great granddaughters, Qora Pfeifer and Maxine Cruppenink; and her sister-in-law, Terri Pate; as well as several nephews and nieces.
Preceding her in death her husband, Oscar Howard; a grandson, Troy Howard; and her granddaughter, Lisa Howard Murphy; her sisters, Helen Howard, Bonnie Howard, Barbara Carson; and a brother, Richard Pate.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Thursday, November 7, at Robison Chapel in Catlin. Visitation to be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, at Robison Chapel. Burial will be at McKendree Cemetery, Georgetown. Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com
Published on November 4, 2019


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Becky Underwood (Johnson)
Nov 07, 2019
My aunt Lois Will never be forgotten! Aunt lois had a heart of gold. Rip aunt Lois! I Love You forever. My thoughts and prayers are with Russell, Pennie and families. Love, Becky
Sally Scott Coombs
Nov 05, 2019
Penny and Russell, your mom was such a special person. I have such fond memories of all the times I visited your home as a kid and teenager. God bless you as you say goodbye.
Diana Gundrum Carey
Nov 05, 2019
Russell, Penny and families, it seems there is quite a celebration going on in heaven. I believe that all of our folks are having one big party. You all were so blessed to have had your mom for so long, but I am quite certain that she was anxious to reunite with your dad and the Westville gang. I know heaven is hopping. God bless. Big hugs, Dee