Myrtle Sina Howse (1906-2004)
|Myrtle Sina Howse Ward|
|Born:||8 Jun 1906 Nunda Twp., Michigan|
|Died:||15 Jul 2004 Harbor Springs, Michigan|
|Father:||James Milton Howse|
|Mother:||Sarah Ellen Philips|
James Milton House, Jr.
Anna E. Overholt
Eisey May Howse
Melvin Earl Howse
Myrtle Sina Howse
Charles Adelbert Howse
Sylvia Pauline Howse
Clifford Leroy Howse
|Spouse:||Robert Denton Ward|
|Married:||7 Dec 1923 Pellston, Michigan|
Robert Denton Ward, II|
Leonard Morton Ward
Calista Isabella Ward
Doreen Rae Ward
Garth LeRoy Ward
Frederick Elmer Ward
Petoskey News Review, Monday, July 19, 2004:
Myrtle Ward, 98, of Harbor Springs, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2004, at Bay Bluffs in Harbor Springs.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. today, Monday, July 19, at the United Methodist Church of Harbor Springs. Pastor Kathy Cadarette officiated.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Interment took place in Lakeview Cemetery.
At the age of 8, her family moved to a farm in Harbor Springs that once occupied the property where Bay Bluffs currently sits. She took great comfort in knowing her final years would be spent on the same property that held so many wonderful memories.
On Nov. 11, 1924, she married the love of her life, Dent Ward, in Pellston. The couple made their home in Harbor Springs, where they remained lifelong residents. Dent preceded his wife in death on Sept. 18, 1971.
Myrtle was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She worked as a housekeeper and cook on Harbor Point for 60 years. She was an avid deer hunter, and only gave up hunting at the age of 89 because of failing eyesight. She enjoyed gardening and playing cards. God, family and hard work were the cornerstones of her life. Her spirit will be greatly missed.
Myrtle was a lifelong member of the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Emmet County Visiting Club (the oldest women's club in the county). She was also a member of the Emmet County Medical Care Facility Auxiliary.
Myrtle is survived by her three sons, Robert (Donna) of St. Ignace, Leonard of Harbor Springs, Rick (Marge) of Harbor Springs; and her daughter, Dorene (Jack) Sommerville, of Harbor Springs. Also surviving are her 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Colista; a grandson, Denny; and by a granddaughter, Sharon Louise; as well as one sister, four brothers and a daughter-in-law, Dorothy.
The family asks that friends wishing to make a memorial contribution in Myrtle's memory consider the Emmet County Medical Care Facility Auxiliary.
Arrangements were handled by Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs.
- Family Records of Arnold Leroy Howse
- 1910 Federal Census, McKinley Twp., Emmet, Michigan
- House, James M.
- , Myrtle, daughter, female, white, 3, single, Michigan, Michigan, Michigan
- 1920 Federal Census, Harbor Springs, Little Traverse Twp., Emmet, Michigan:
- House, James M.
- , Myrtle, daughter, female, white, 13, single, MI, MI, MI
- Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
- WARD, Dent & HOWSE, Myrtle
- Date: 12/7/1923
- Liber: 4
- Folio: 269
- Marriage variations: 7 Nov 1923, Harbor Springs [Funeral Program]
- Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
- Ward, Myrtle
- Date of Death: 7/15/2004
- Liber: 2004
- Folio: 211
- Place of Death: Harbor Springs, MI
- Source: SooEveningNews.com, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Friday, 17 Jan 2003, Obituary: Ward , Robert Denton III