Blanche Marie Howard, of Royal Oak, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 15, 2021 at the age of 102. Blanche was the loving grandmother of Mark (Kelly), Christopher (Debbie) , Stephen (Stephanie), and Michael; the adored grandmother of 7 great-grandchildren; and the dear aunt to several nieces and nephews. Blanche was preceded in death by her husband Fred, who passed away in 1997, her step-daughter Susan, and numerous beloved pets. Blanche was an avid member of the Orson Starr House Museum, the Red Hat Society, the Royal Oak Historical Society, Soroptimist, and the Purple Turtles Golf Group. She also enjoyed wintering in Lakeland, Florida in her earlier years. A celebration of life gathering will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Road (3 blocks East of Van Dyke), Utica, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, July 24, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask at all times at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Rett Syndrome Foundation, 4600 Devitt Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246, or at rettsyndrome.org
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Published by Daily Tribune on Jul. 18, 2021.