Ardith M. Howes

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died September 3, 2011

Ardith Marie Howes, 88, passed away Saturday afternoon, September 3, 2011, at the Bishop Noa Home, in Escanaba, where she currently resided.
She was born on September 14, 1922, in Trout Lake, MI, the daughter of David and Jessie (Vertz) Terrian. She resided at the Bishop Noa Home for the past four years, prior to that, she lived at 1102 Dakota Avenue, Gladstone, for several years. She was a long time member of All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone.

Ardith was preceded in death by her husband of more than fifty years, William J. Howes, sisters, Isabel, Jessie, Olive, Helen, Ceil, Fern and brothers David, Cyril, Willard and Donald. Ardith was the last living survivor of the David and Jessie Terrian family.

Surviving are her children William (Gail) Howes of Jacksonville, FL; Willard (Sharon) Howes of Owosso, MI; Donald (Sherry) Howes of Gladstone, MI; Alvin (Nancy) Howes of Menominee, MI; Theresa (James) Noreus of Gladstone; Steven (Linda) Howes of Escanaba; fifteen grandchildren Douglas, Troy, Rebecca, Jon, Victoria, Dan, David, Laurie, Heidi, Perry, Traci, Bob, John, Nathan, Connor and twenty-three great grandchildren. Ardith was very proud of all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and with great pride displayed their photos and accomplishments on the walls of her room.
Special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Bishop Noa Home for all their assistance and time in caring for Ardith during her final days. She often commented that the staff were part of her family.

A memorial mass for Ardith will take place on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Funeral services to celebrate the life of Ardith Marie Howes will follow, privately, on Thursday, September 8, 2011, at the Gardens of Rest Cemetery with Rev. Fr. Emmett Norden officiating. Committal prayers will be conducted immediately following funeral services.

0 Tributes for “Ardith M. Howes

    Dear Don and family:My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom….I know how difficult this can be. Sending love, hugs and positive healing energies for you and yours!

    Betsy Gasperich (Elizabeth Miller)
    Richton Park IL

    Al, Theresa, Don–I remember your Mom very well. She was a very kind and accepting person (she seemed to like me) and my thoughts are with you all at this time. Spider

    Jim Ridings
    Hacienda Heights CA

    Ardith was a very caring person. When the family moved to Gladstone they lived next door to our family (Roberts). She was a close friend to my mom. Later they moved down the block from us after we were married, so I saw her often. My sympathy to the family in the loss of your mom, grandmother and great grandmother. Lots of memories you have, to hold in your heart. It’s hard to lose your last parent.

    Irene Lavelle
    Gladstone MI

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Ardith and the entire Howes family. God Bless,

    Mike & Darla Falcon
    Gladstone MI

    The Howes family I am sorry to hear about your loss. Steve you are a great person and I hope you and your family stay strong during this hard time. May God Bless,

    Matt Vanni
    Menominee MI

    Ardith, you will be missed and rest in peace.

    Dean LaFleur
    Grafton WI

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