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Shirley (nee Haines) Howard

Obituary for Shirley (nee Haines) Howard

February 19, 1922 - January 8, 2021
Elyria, Ohio | Age 98

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Teacher


Shirley Joyce Howard (nee Haines), 98 and a lifelong resident of Elyria, passed away at her family century home on Friday, January 8, 2021. She was born February 19, 1922 to Curtis W. Haines of Kipton, Ohio and Elnora White Haines of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Shirley was a graduate of Milan High School in Milan, Ohio, Bowling Green State University and Bob Jones University. She extended her education at Wheaton College. She was a retired teacher and was employed by the Elyria city schools and various schools in Lorain County. She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Elyria and a member of the Women's Missionary Fellowship and Hebron Fellowship. She was also a member of the Audubon Society Black River, World and National Wildlife Society, U.S. Humane Society and spent many hours as a volunteer for the Elyria Memorial Hospital. Shirley loved her family, church, flowers, birds, and cats.
Mrs. Howard is survived by her daughter, Gail Hayden of LaGrange and grandsons, Jason Hayden, Timothy Hayden, Grant Hayden and six great-grandchildren; son, Dale Howard of Marion and grandsons Matthew Howard and Ryan Howard.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1:30pm Saturday, January 16, 2021 at First Baptist Church, 11400 LaGrange Road, Elyria. Visitation will be at the church from 1pm until the time of the service.
Arrangements by Busch Funeral Home, Elyria.
Memorials may be forwarded to First Baptist Church, Activities Ministerial Center, 11400 LaGrange Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035 or Friendship APL, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035.

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