Oppie L. Howard, 76, of London formerly of Baxter, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 23, 2013. Born on May 10, 1937, in Harlan County, she worked as a caregiver for 28 years and believed in the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rice Howard; her parents, Henry Wilson and Rilda Mae Rouse Wilson; two children, Bobbie Howard and Mathew Howard; one brother, Henry Wilson, Jr.; and one sister, Marie Hembree.
She is survived by six children, David Howard and wife Eileen, Baxter; Clay Howard and wife Beth, Harlan; Rick Howard and wife Mickey, London; Oren Howard and wife Mildred, Loyall; Glen Howard, Florida; and Sharon Helton, Harlan; one sister, Mary Price, Clarksville, IN.
Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, Melanie Calitri; Shawnna Jordon, Stacey Sturgill, Stephanie Howard, Leann Blevins, W. C. Howard, Brandon Howard, Oren Howard, Jr., Eric Helton, Jeffery Helton and Alex Howard; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, in the chapel of Loyall Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be 12 noon Thursday, September 26, 2013, in Resthaven Cemetery, with Brandon Howard officiating.
Grandsons and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolence may be left at www.harlanobits.net.
Loyall Funeral Home is in charge of her arrangements.