Mary Grace Howard

Mary Grace Howard, 93, of DeGraff, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at Green Hills Care Center in West Liberty. She was born in Champaign County on Nov. 11, 1924, to the late Alby Crockett and Hazel Grace Clem Runkle.

A homemaker, Mary married Harrison Daniel Howard on Nov. 9, 1946, and he preceded her in death Sept. 28, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her son, John Howard; two grandsons, T.J. Lewis and Scott Howard; two sisters, Emma Meeker and Edith Morris; and three brothers, Alby Runkle, Buddy Runkle, and Jim Runkle.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Mark) Rich of Urbana; three sons, Richard (Carolyn) Howard of Mechanicsburg, Thomas (Cheri) Howard of Urbana and David Howard of DeGraff; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 210 W. Hayes St., DeGraff, where visitation begins at 1 p.m. Burial follows in Greenwood-Union Cemetery in DeGraff.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Mary’s memory, to Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine

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