Jeanetta Turner Howard, 88, of Tiffin, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.
She was born Jan. 6, 1925, in New Boston, a daughter of the late William Ralph and Mary Edith (Colegrove) Turner. She married Lowell Bennett Howard June 16, 1947, at New Boston Methodist Church, and he preceded her in death April 18, 2013.
Survivors include two sons, Lowell Bennett (Christine) Howard Jr. of Powell and Brent Turner (Susan) Howard of Tiffin; a daughter, Rebecca Ann Spainhoward of Grandview Heights; and six grandchildren, Lowell Bennett Howard III, Geoffrey Hamilton Briggs Howard, Andrew Turner Howard, Samuel Hering Howard, Natalie Lenton Howard and Jackson Turner Spainhoward.
She also was preceded in death by her two brothers, William Frank Turner and Wells Colegrove Turner.
Jeanetta was a 1942 graduate of Glenwood High School, New Boston. She attended Ohio University and The Ohio State University. She taught third grade in elementary schools in New Boston and Reynoldsburg and Sanford, Fla. She also taught in elementary schools in Jackson County. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Tiffin, and previously a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Columbus, and First United Methodist Church, Athens.
Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at St. Francis Home Chapel, 182 St. Francis Ave. Tiffin, with visitation one half hour prior to the funeral. The Rev. Paul Stark will officiate.
Burial will be at noon Monday, Oct. 28, at Memorial Burial Park, Wheelersburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 2 S. College St., Athens, OH 45701.
Arrangements are under the direction of Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113.
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