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Stella Pearl Howard, age 83 of Webster, KY passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg, KY.

She was born on April 16, 1937 in Breckinridge County, KY, daughter of the late James Calvin Willoughby and Anna Mae Dunn Willoughby. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her: husband, Percy Lee Howard; daughters, Carolyn Pendleton and Sharon Bishop; daughter-in-law, Donna Howard; sisters, Bessie Poole, Geneva Harper, and Regina Priest; and brothers, Randall Willoughby and Lee Priest.

Stella was a devoted wife and mother; a member of Guston Baptist Church; volunteer at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital for over 8 years; and worked as a Nurse’s Aide and sat with many elderly people over the years.

She is survived by her: children, Anna Jeanette (Bill) Garris of Webster, Danny Howard of Guston; Timothy (Kathryn) Howard of Arlington, TX, Jason (Shannon) Howard, of Hudson; son-in-law, Bobby Pendleton; 16 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and 41 great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Alexander Funeral Home, Irvington, KY, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 4-8:00 PM EDT and after 9:00 AM Wednesday.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 22, at 11:00 AM EDT from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, KY

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral services.

Alexander Funeral Home

P.O. Box 125

Irvington, KY 40146

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