Obit: Howard, Belle (1878 - 1954)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Howard, Downer, Holmes, Campman, Jones,
Huntzicker, Grinde, Grimm, Baker, Wright, Smith, Svetlik, Carl,
Beilfuss, Rosekrans, Kleckner, Robinson, Wang, Zimmerman, Haight,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) June 3, 1954
Howard, Belle (26 December 1878 - 27 May
Mrs. Belle Howard, 75, was found dead at her home
at 206 W. 5th Street, Neillsville, May 27, 1954.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 31, from the Georgas Funeral
Home. The Rev. Frank B. Harcey officiated. Burial was
made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.
Mrs. Howard was born December 26, 1878, to Albert
and Cara (Downer) Holmes at Granton. She received her
elementary education in the Granton schools and after the family
moved to Greenwood she attended and graduated from the Greenwood
High School. After finishing school, she stayed at home and
assisted her mother with work on the farm.
was married to Leonard H. Howard March 28, 1900, at
Greenwood. Following their marriage they moved to
Neillsville, where Mr. Howard operated an implement business in the
building now occupied by the Gaier Hatchery and still known as the
old Howard building.
was a member of Carmi Chapter No. 60 OES.
is survived by one sister, Mrs. William (Helen) Campman, and one
brother, Leslie Holmes, both of Neillsville.
Deceased members of her family are her parents,
and her husband, who died in 1941.
Pallbearers were Herbert Smith, Frank Svetlik,
Arthur Carl, Bruce Beilfuss, Albert Smith and Dr. Milton C.
Rosekrans. Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Alfred Kleckner,
Mrs. Glen Robinson, Mrs. Odin Wang, Mrs. Blanche Zimmerman and Mrs.
H. G. Haight.
The following out of town persons attended the services: Mr. and Mrs. J. Carleton Jones and daughter, Cara Jean, Salem; Mr. and Mrs. Alva Howard and Mr. and Mrs. Vern Howard, Granton; Albee Huntzicker, Northfield, Minn., Mrs. Fred Huntzicker, Greenwood; Mrs. Sara Huntzicker, Marshfield; Mrs. Elsie Grinde, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Ross Downer, Granton; Neil Downer, Granton; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Grimm, Stratford; James Baker, Granton; and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wright, Granton.
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