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Dorothy Howard

Monday, June 25, 2007
4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Martin-Mattice Funeral Home
Emmetsburg, IA

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
Emmetsburg, IA

In Loving Memory of
Dorothy E. Howard
April 22, 1925 ~ June 20 , 2007

Holy Family Catholic Church
Emmetsburg, Iowa
Tuesday, June 26 , 2007, 10:30 A.M.

Rev. Clem Currans

Holy Family Parish Funeral Choir

St. Johnís Catholic Cemetery
Emmetsburg, Iowa

Dorothy Evelyn Howard, daughter of Roy and Josephine (OíNeil) Sloniker, was born April 22, 1925. She attended school in Graettinger graduating from Graettinger High School.
Dorothy was united in marriage to Claude Grooms and after his death she married Lloyd Howard in 1962 at St. Patrickís Catholic Church in Estherville, Iowa.
Dorothy was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. She enjoyed playing BINGO and socializing with people. Dorothy knew many individuals through working at Griffinís and Hamiltonís as a waitress for many years.
Dorothy died Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at the Ruthven Community Care Center in Ruthven, Iowa at the age of 82. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Claude and Lloyd.
She is survived by her children, Donald Grooms of Sylvis, IL, Sharon Wheeler of Reno, NV, Rodney Grooms of Reno, NV, Claudia Garrido of Reno, NV, Theresa Thiesse of Spencer, IA, Deb Brune of Spencer, IA, Diane Haburn of Spencer, IA and Richard Howard of Spencer, IA; fourteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; a sister, Bonnie Juhl of Emmetsburg, IA; as well as many other relatives and friends.

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