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|Pheba Arabelle "Belle" Tippett Howard
July 11, 1863–September 22, 1946
|Our community is grieved at the passing of our beloved mother and friend, Mrs. Belle Howard. Her health has been impaired for nearly nine months to the extent that she has been bedfast, but her loved ones have cared for her gently and tenderly because of the considerate and patient spirit she manifested in spite of her pain and long suffering.
As a wife and mother her tasks were many, but never too difficult and her sacrifices were never too great. At all times she was a willing and enthusiastic worker, a loving wife, kind mother and a true friend. All of these qualities mark her life as a true and steadfast Christian.
Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Howard were held at the Onslow Presbyterian Church on Tuesday afternoon, September 24, 1946 at two o'clock with Rev. Frank Schroeder in charge. Burial was made at Clay Cemetery.
Belle Tippett was born July 11, 1863 at Clay Mills, Iowa, Jones county, and passed away at Mercy Hospital, Anamosa, Iowa on September 22, 1946 aged 83 years, 2 months and 11 days.
She was one of the five children born to William and Julia Tippett. Her parents, one brother, and two sisters have preceded her in death.
On July 4, 1882, she was united in marriage to Frank Howard, and to this union were born six daughters and two sons. Of this immediate family one daughter, Irma, with whom she has always maintained her home, survives.
Mrs. Howard is also survived by five grandsons, Howard Ames, Lyle Allen, Arnold, Dale and Jimmy Bickford; two granddaughters, Dwila and Janet Bickford; two great-grand-sons, Bobby Jo and Larry Gene Allen; and one sister Mrs. Vick French of Spencer, Iowa and several nieces and nephews.
During her young womanhood she joined the Bethel Church at Frozen Hill. After moving to Onslow she transferred her membership to the Onslow Presbyterian Church where she was interested and faithful in her attendance as long as her health would permit.
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