Dorothy Evelyn Howard

Monday, June 25, 2007

Funeral services for Dorothy Evelyn Howard, 82, of Ruthven, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Holy Family Catholic Church of Emmetsburg. Rev. Clem Currans will officiate the service.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Monday at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Interment will take place at St. John's Catholic Cemetery of Emmetsburg.

Dorothy passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the Ruthven Care Center.

Dorothy, daughter of Roy and Josephine (O'Neil) Sloniker, was born April 22, 1925. She attended school in Graettinger, graduating from Graettinger High School.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Claude Grooms and after his death, she married Lloyd Howard in 1962 at St. Patrick Catholic Church of Estherville.

Dorothy was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. She worked at Griffin's and Hamilton's as a waitress for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husbands: Claude and Lloyd.

Dorothy is survived by her children: Donald Grooms of Sylvis, Ill., Sharon Wheeler of Reno, Nev., Rodney Grooms of Reno, Nev., Claudia Garrido of Reno, Nev., Theresa Thiesse of Spencer, Deb Brune of Spencer, Diane Haburn of Spencer, and Richard Howard of Spencer; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bonnie Juhl of Emmetsburg.

Martin-Mattice Funeral Home of Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.