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Woodward County Obituary
North Persimmon Cemetery

© Enid Morning News
14 March 1980
Reprinted with permission
Submitted by: Glenn Shroads

Wilma Guthrie Howe

March 3, 1924 ~ March 13, 1980

Woodward Mrs. Edgar Wilma Howe, 56, died late Friday in Woodward Memorial Hospital after a six month illness.

A service will be held at 2 PM Monday in Faith United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Clinton Heusel, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in North Persimmon Cemetery near Sharon under the direction of Stecher Mortuary.

Born on March 3, 1924, in Woodward County, Wilma Jean Guthrie graduated from Mutual high school in 1943 and worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 21 years.

In May 1964, she married Edgar Howe in Raton, New Mexico.

She lived in the Mutual and Woodward areas all her life, except for the three years she and her husband lived in Guymon.

She worked the diet Department of Woodward Memorial Hospital for two years.

She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, of the home; two sons, Jim Pittaway, Eaton, Colorado, and Anthony Howe, El Dorado, Kansas; one daughter, Mrs. John (Pamela) Howard, El Dorado, Kansas; two brothers, O. I. (Buck) Guthrie, Mutual, and D. W. (Bud) Guthrie, Ames, Iowa; four sisters, Mrs. Lila Turner, Woodward, Mrs. Dorotha Smith, Mooreland, Mrs. Bonnie Matthews, Enid, and Mrs. Verda Raser, Minneola, Kansas, and four grandchildren.

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