Howser, Edith King

Posted: Mon 1:11 PM, Mar 25, 2013
Funeral Home: Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home
Mrs. Edith King Howser, 86, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Rosewood Health Care Center in Bowling Green.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home, where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Bowling and the Rev. Chris Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

A native of Franklin, she was the daughter of the late John T. King Sr. and the late Nina Finn King. Edith was born July 23, 1926, and married H.B. Howser on Aug. 31, 1947. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Charles L. King and John T. King Jr.; a sister, Patricia King Mayes; and longtime companion, Ernest L. Carter.

She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Kay Roddy of Bowling Green; a son, John Charles Howser (Blayne) of Nashville; two granddaughters, Tara Arnold Griffith (Jeff) of Bowling Green and Kelli Arnold Gillispie (Dale) of Lexington; two great-grandsons, Owen Taylor Griffith and Gage River Gillispie; and great-granddaughter, Katelyn Leigh Gillispie.

Mrs. Howser was an executive secretary for the Retail Merchants Association of Madisonville and Baker & Hickman Department Store. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in both Madisonville and Franklin, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was named a Kentucky Colonel. She was an active member of the North Simpson and Oak Grove Homemakers Clubs.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and will begin at 6 a.m. Wednesday until the funeral service time at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Franklin.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Rosewood Health Care Center, Morningside Assisted Living and Hospice of Southern Kentucky.

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