ULYSSES - Elizabeth J. "Betty" Howard, 91, of Coudersport, died Saturday (Aug. 2, 2014) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.
Born May 18, 1923, in Charleston Township, she was the daughter of Lawrence John and Helen Viola Hughes Adams. On Aug. 19, 1950, in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, she married Victor Howard, who preceded her in death on April 10, 2005.
A graduate of Charleston High School and Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing, she was employed by Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro as the head of the maternity unit. She furthered her nursing education at the Philadelphia School of Nursing.
Betty was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Coudersport, where she served on the Vestry and as president of the Altar Guild and the Episcopal Church Women. She was also a past member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Wellsboro Chapter.
Surviving are a daughter, Kaaron Ruza of Yeadon; two sons, Victor L. (Pamela) Howard of Harrisburg and William D. "Billy" (Barb) Howard of Coudersport; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Molly, Gabrielle, Connor, Dustin, Darren, and Dalton; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Virginia M. Adams.
Friends may call from 6 to 8p.m. Thursday at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, and on Friday at Christ Episcopal Church, Coudersport from 10 to 11 a.m., with funeral services at 11 a.m. The Rev. Janis Yskamp and the Rev. Frank Mickle will co-officiate. Burial will be Wellsboro Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915 or the Sweden Valley Manor Activity Fund, 1028 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com