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Ruth "Kay" Howell

Obituary for Ruth "Kay" Howell

August 9, 1941 - February 21, 2017
Rising Sun, Maryland | Age 75


Ruth "Kay" Howell of Rising Sun, MD, daughter of the late Ralph M. Reed and Ruth Reburn Reed passed away peacefully at her home with her family Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
Kay was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She loved the Lord. She was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher for many years. Her interests included family, gardening, poetry, and baking. She was an avid card sender to shut-ins and American soldiers and faithfully donated blood to the local blood bank. For many years, she was a caregiver and she will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother whose greatest passion was helping others.
She was survived by her husband of 56 years, Ballard L. Howell, her three daughters; Robin P. Brown (Michael), Candace K. Kammer, and Amy B. Reynolds (Rodney), her five grandchildren; Jennifer Cain, Aaron Hill, Michelle Zupancic, Sarah Milton, and Amanda Patterson, her eight great-grandchildren, and her sister, Pat Vandewalker.
She was preceded in death by her son Timothy Michael Howell, and her granddaughter Samantha Jo Reynolds. Family and friends will be called to visit starting at 1:00 p.m. A funeral service in honor of Kay will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 35 Sylmar Rd, Rising Sun, MD 21911. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to "Ryan's Birthday Party Foundation" and sent in care of the R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 South Queen Street P.O. Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.

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Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
35 Sylmar Road
Rising Sun, MD 21911
(410) 658-4885

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111 S. Queen Street
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Rising Sun, MD 21911
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