Pearl V. Howard

Mrs. Pearl V. Howard, age 79, of Bald Eagle, R.D. 3, Tyrone, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006 at 8:15 p.m. at the Altoona Regional Health Systems, Altoona Hospital Campus.
She was born July 12, 1927 in Bald Eagle, the daughter of John and Verna Kelly Way.
On July 20, 1949 at the Bald Eagle Methodist Church she was married by Reverend Monte Crawford to Robert C. Howard Sr. who preceded her in death on January 20, 1985.
She is survived by three children- Robert C. Howard, Jr. of Pittsburgh; Dr. A. Wayne Howard of Allentown and Lucinda K. Howard of Bald Eagle. Also surviving are three grandchildren- Morgan Howard, Amanda Howard and Rachel Howard and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister Amber Gummo and an infant brother Kenneth.
Mrs. Howard attended the Grace Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Tyrone High School Class of 1945 and had worked as a cashier at McCrory’s. She had served as Taylor Township Tax Collector for 20 years. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Gideons, of the Bald Eagle Women’s Missionary Society, of the national A.A.R.P., of the Bald Eagle Valley Holiness Association and had been a member of the Tax Collectors Association during her 20 years service as a tax collector. She loved her family, her flowers and taking care of her flowers.
Funeral service for Mrs. Howard will be on Friday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church with Pastor Roy Garthwaite officiating. Interment will follow in Bald Eagle Cemetery. Friends may call at the Richard H. Searer Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Evangelistic Faith Missions, P.O. Box 609, Bedford, IN 47421-0609.