Myrtle D. (Livingood) Howard

Born: Tue., Feb. 27, 1923
Died: Fri., May 21, 2021


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., May 27, 2021
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., May 27, 2021
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

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Myrtle D. Livingood Howard, 98, wife of the late Cecil Howard, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021 at Johnson-Mathers Nursing Home. 

Born February 27, 1923 in Nicholas County to the late Henry & Elizabeth “Lizzie” Ritchie Livingood, she was a retired employee of Jockey International and member of the First Baptist Church of Carlisle. 

Surviving are 3 sons: Cecil Franklin (Peggy) Howard, Ronald C. Howard and James Henry Howard; a daughter, Betty Lou Gillispie; and several grandchildren & great-grandchildren. 

Also preceding her in death were 6 brothers, Lovell “Bob”, Irvin, Grover, Garlet, J.C. and Walter Livingood, and 3 sisters, Lula Getz, Virginia Waugh and Flossie Livingood. 

Services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by Dr. John Owen with burial following in Carlisle Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon Thursday until the time of service. 

Charitable donations may be made in Myrtle's memory to the following organization:

Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation
P.O. Box 34184, Lexington, KY 40588
Tel: 859-323-6040

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Shirley Howlett
   Posted Sat May 22, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed Myrtle when visiting Nancy. She had a lot of spunk. Whatever my sister and I took Nancy we gave to Myrtle. Will miss her. She has a very supportive family. It was a honor to have known her. She was very proud of her family. God bless.

Carol Conway
   Posted Sat May 22, 2021
So sorry for your family’s loss. I knew Myrtle thru visitation with my friend, Nancy, her roommate. She was such a great and friendly lady. You could see the joy that she brought to all who had contact with her. Loved seeing her quilts and what afghans she was working on next. When I went to the nursing home, I wasn’t visiting one friend but two.

   Posted Sun May 23, 2021
I'm so sorry for the family's loss. My dear sweet aunt was such a joy to be around. I feel so blessed that my sisters and I got to see her the last time of our visit to Carlisle. So good to see her smile. I have so many memories of her and family. May her family have the peace of knowing she is in complete rest now with the Lord.

Rita Bishop
   Posted Thu May 27, 2021
So sorry Betty to hear about your mom. Saying prayers for you and your family 💗 2


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