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Erma Howard

February 8, 1947 — September 3, 2021

Cadiz, formerly of Canton

Erma Jean Howard, 74, of Jewett, formerly of Canton, Ohio was called home to be with the Lord on September 3, 2021. She was born on February 8, 1947 a daughter of the late Estella V. and John R. Howard and Charles Poland.

She was a loving mother, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her boys, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the loves of her life. She enjoyed spending time with family, traveling and shopping at the Goodwill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her late husband Bruce Howard Sr.; son, Johnny Wise and a brother, Lester Poland.

She is survived by her children: Michael (Debbie) Howard of Waco and Jeffrey (Amanda) Howard of Hopedale; grandchildren: Ashely (Jesse) Gayheart, Roger (Amanda) Howard, Kaylee Howard, Anthony (Bailey) Harris, Derek Rogehlia, Keely Wise, Angel Wise and Johnna Wise; also, 10 great grandchildren whom she dearly loved; her significant other, Daniel Boyer and numerous other family members and friends.

Friends and family may call on Tuesday, September 7 form 5-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Canton, Ohio.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home

172 S Main St, Cadiz, OH 43907

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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