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Mabel L. Bryant Howard, Adair County, KY native (1926-2018)

She was a native of Vester, Adair County, KY, the daughter of the late Drurry T. & Clara Cowans Bryant. While many of her family now live out of state, she has many close relatives in Adair County today, including two brothers. She was a homemaker and devoted her life as a minister's wife in the Evangelical United Brethren Conference, that later became the Southern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church. Mabel was also a very devoted mother and opened her home to many family members and people in need. For many years she was a member of the Union Chapel United Methodist Church and in the later years, she became a member of the Sumner United Methodist Church.

Mabel L. Howard, 92, of Sumner, Illinois passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Lawrenceville, IL hospital.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 12noonCT at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, IL. Visitation will be Saturday from 10am-12noonCT at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memorial Park.


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Mabel L. Bryant Howard, Adair County, KY native (1926-2018)

She was born February 2, 1926 in Vester, Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Drurry T. & Clara Cowans Bryant. She died Monday, February 19, 2018, in Lawrenceville, IL, at the age of 92 years, 17 days.

She married Lloyd Howard on February 2, 1946 and he preceded her in death on May 2, 2003.

In her earlier years, Mabel worked at the Shoe Factory in Olney and Suttle Apparatus in Lawrenceville. She was a homemaker and devoted her life as a minister's wife in the Evangelical United Brethren Conference, that later became the Southern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church. Mabel was also a very devoted mother and opened her home to many family members and people in need. For many years she was a member of the Union Chapel United Methodist Church and in the later years, she became a member of the Sumner United Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Lloyd; six brothers, Welby Donald Bryant, James Bryant, Joseph Bryant, Bobbie Bryant, Marion Bryant, and Marn Bryant; one sister, Geneva Giles; and one great-granddaughter.

Survivors include
  • Three sons, Winston Howard and wife, Diana, of Oblong, IL, Eugene 'Gene' Howard and wife, Janet, of Olney, IL, and Darrell Howard and wife, Treva, of Clinton, IL;

  • Two daughters, Janet Lytis and husband, Tony, of Greenwood, IN and Marty Anderson and husband, Allen, of Columbus, IN;

  • Four brothers, Arvil Bryant and wife, Della Faye of Franklin, IN, Jackie Bryant and wife, Barbara, of Trafalgar, IN, Willard Bryant and wife, Sandra, of Columbia KY, and Alvin Bryant of Columbia, KY;

  • One sister, Louise Heath and husband, Mike, of Sumner, IL;

  • Eight grandchildren

  • Twelve great-grandchildren

  • Seven step-grandchildren

  • Seven step-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mabel's memory may be made to the Sumner United Methodist Church or the Disabled American Veterans.

Information shared by Stotts Phelps McQyeary Funeral Home, 210 Greensbureg Street, Columbia, KY.


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