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;  Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Jess D. Howard

RICHMOND, Ind. -- Jess D. Howard, age 65, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Reid Hospital after a short illness.

Born May 2, 1938, in Livingston, Ky., to Jess Howard and Dorothy Mullins Howard, he lived most of his life in Richmond. Jess was the co-owner of A&D Antiques and previous owner of Salisbury Auto Parts. He was a member and past master of Richmond Masonic Lodge 196, member of Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, member and past patron of Loyal Chapter 49 Order of Eastern Star, past worthy advisor to DeMolay, member of the advisory board of Rainbow Girls and member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Gearldine (Gerry) Tyler Howard, to whom he was married Nov. 28, 1957; one son, Jess D. (Don) Howard Jr. and his wife Anita of New Paris, Ohio; two granddaughters, Jackie Howard of Indianapolis and Dorothy Howard of New Paris, Ohio; one aunt, Bessie Daugherty, Richmond.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, Sherrill Howard.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road W., Richmond, Ind., with Rev. Wayne Ward officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be conducted by the Richmond Masonic Lodge 196 at 7 p.m. followed by Order of Eastern Star services conducted by Loyal Chapter 49 at 7:15 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 1401 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374.

Originally published March 29, 2004