Dorothy Jean “Dot” Howard, 83, Milford, passed away at 8:05 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at her home. She was born on April 26, 1935, in Paris, Ky. to George W. and Mabel (Johnson) Tackett.
She grew up in Kentucky and attended Magoffin Baptist Institute in Salyersville, Ky. She was married on Aug. 13, 1952, in Salyersville, Ky. to Silas Howard who preceded her on Nov. 6, 2004. She moved to Milford in 1957 from Wabash County, and formerly worked at Barth Manufacturing in Milford and Heckaman Binders in North Manchester.
She is a member of the Milford First Brethren Church and Order of Eastern Star in Warsaw.
She is survived by three daughters: Deborah Berkey, Minster, Ohio; Brenda Niles, Milford; Karen (Marvin) Chupp, Milford; 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; two sisters: Betty McGuckin, Leesburg, Fla.; Becky Tackett, Miamisburg, Ohio; half-sister: Tommi Ruth Stafford, Marysville, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons-in-law, Bruce Niles and Jay Berkey, three brothers: Philip, Julian and Russell Tackett, and a half-brother, Adrian Webb.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse,. An O.E.S. service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 1st Brethren Church, 110 W. Catherine St., Milford, with Pastor Lee Compson officiating. Private family burial will take place in the Milford Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to the First Brethren Church, P.O. Box 427, Milford, IN 46542 or Goshen Home Care & Hospice, P.O Box 723, Goshen, IN 46527. To send condolences to the family in memory of Dorothy Howard, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com