Marilyn Kay (McCarty) Howard

Born: Wed., Dec. 14, 1949
Died: Wed., Dec. 25, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 30, 2019
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Dec. 30, 2019
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

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Marilyn Kay Howard, 70, wife of Roscoe Howard, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at her home.

A native of Bath Co. she was born December 14, 1949 to the late Jake & Laura Jane Plummer McCarty,  was a long-time LPN at Mary Chiles Hospital in Mt. Sterling and was a devoted homemaker for her family.

Other survivors include 3 sons, Bobby "Bo" Wells, Jr., John Wayne Wells, & Kevin Trent Wells; her twin brother, Billy Ray (Nancy) McCarty, along with four other brothers, Eddie (Lodema) McCarty, David (Linda) McCarty, James (Melissa) McCarty & Scotty McCarty; and 2 sisters: Sandy (Bobby) Hammack & Carol (Albert) Anderson, as well as her beloved grandchildren: Maranda Kay Wright, Willard Wright, Kevin Wells, Jr., Cheyenne Michelle Wells, Triffany Michelle Wells, John Wayne Wells, Jr., Evan James Lee Wells, Jadin Brooke Wells, Sierra Shay Wells, Payton Rae Wells, Paul Lewis Wells & Chloe Dawn Wells and 3 great-grandchildren: Samuel Dewayne Purvis, Lilliana Jean Wells & Harper Leeann Purvis.

Also preceding her in death was her step-mother, Nancy McCarty, and a grandson, Hunter Gene Wells.

Services will be 1:00 P.M. Monday, December 30th at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by Bro. Bobby Stone. Burial will follow in Carlisle Cemetery.

Visitation will be after after 11:00 A.M. Monday.

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Bradley Holder
   Posted Thu December 26, 2019
Prayers for Papaw Eddie

Donna McCarty Pruitt
   Posted Thu December 26, 2019
So sorry to hear this, Marilyn was a very close cousin of mine especially when we growing up. We are the same age, with her being only 1 month older than me. We were also in the same class at school, having a lot of sleepovers together. The family is in my thoughts and prayers, lots of love being sent your way.

Rose Ann mcCarty
   Posted Thu December 26, 2019
So sorry for your lost your in my prayers and thoughts 🙏

Angela Sexton
   Posted Thu December 26, 2019
RIP sweet lady 💔😢

Jennifer Kemp
   Posted Thu December 26, 2019
So sorry. Praying.

Inita Purvis
   Posted Fri December 27, 2019
So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nancye Maze
   Posted Fri December 27, 2019
Marilyn and I graduated from high school together. I hadn’t seen her for years. I remember her as being a very sweet and kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family .

Samantha Renee Wells
   Posted Wed January 08, 2020
She was the best mother n law you could ask for. She is dancing in heaven with Mom now. I loved her so much.

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