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Susan Howard

June 11, 1949 September 19, 2018
Susan Howard
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Obituary for Susan Howard

Susan Howard, age 69, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 in Middlesboro, KY after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Saturday, June 14, 1949 to the late Reid Howard and Violet Howard. Susan is survived by her mother and sister, Violet and Tressa Howard of Middlesboro.

Susan came to Middlesboro two years ago leaving behind her home, friends and happy life in Orlando, FL to help care for her ill sister until Susan herself was stricken with cancer and became too ill to return to Florida. The hights of Susan’s time in Middlesboro included get-togethers with classmates from the MHS Class of ’67 to plan their upcoming 50th reunion. She thoroughly enjoyed participating and talking with classmates at the reunion held in October, 2017.

Susan also loved being with her best friend since seventh grade, Charlesita Rains Pursifull. Susan was much loved by and considered a member of the Rains Family. During the trips to and from the doctor and chemo appointments, Susan and Charlesita talked non-stop reminiscing about the “good ole days” of riding horses and being with friends. She loved her churches in Tazewell, TN and Orlando, FL.

Memorial service will be 6 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Shumate Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Callahan officiating. The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Shumate Funeral Home Chapel. At Susan’s request, she was cremated and will be scattered on the Rains property where she had happy times and fond memories during her Junior High and High School years. This will be completed at a later date with a celebration of life event to be held (as it is lovingly called by family and friends as) “up on the hill” at the Rains-Spurlock property where many happy gatherings have been held.

Shumate Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangements.

Candle Lighting and Guestbook is available at www.shumatefuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Thursday

11

Oct

4:00 PM 10/11/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 10/11/2018 6:00:00 PM
Shumate Funeral Home

2321 Cumberland Avenue
Middlesboro, KY 40965

Shumate Funeral Home
2321 Cumberland Avenue Middlesboro 40965 KY
United States

Service

Thursday

11

Oct

6:00 PM 10/11/2018 6:00:00 PM
Shumate Funeral Home

2321 Cumberland Avenue
Middlesboro, KY 40965

Shumate Funeral Home
2321 Cumberland Avenue Middlesboro 40965 KY
United States
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