Marie “Penny” Hartley Howard,
71, beloved wife of Vernon Howard, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday,
November 10, 2020 at Mt. Pleasant Hospital.
Mrs. Howard was born the
daughter of William James Hartley and Lillie Vymenner Springs Hartley on
April 17, 1949 in Williamsburg County. She was born the 3rd of five
siblings: Lillie Christine H. Gailey, William “Tommy” Bennett Hartley (Sherry),
Calvin L. Hartley (Linda), and Joey “Pete” Edell Hartley (Carla).
She was a 1968 graduate of Macedonia High School. She was a faithful
member for over 40 years of the Six Mile Crossing Church of God where over
the years she served as president of the Ladies Auxiliary; taught Sunday
School; and her greatest pride and enjoyment was decorating for Home Coming
each year. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, cherished grandmother,
caring sister, and a loyal friend. Her greatest pleasure was spending
time with her family and she took great pride in loving, guiding, and caring
for each one.
Penny and Vernon were
married on June 21, 1969 and celebrated 51 years together. Their
home was blessed with: two children, Amy Christine H. Player (Charles
“Chuck”), and Tony Laverne Howard (Angel); and four grandchildren, Maran
Christine Player, Macey Callies Player, Elli Howard, and Avery Howard.
She is also survived by:
her siblings, Calvin Hartley (Linda), and Joey Edell “Pete” Hartley
(Carla); a sister-in-law, Sherry Hartley; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by:
her parents; a sister, Lillie Christine Hartley-Gailey; and a brother,
William B. “Tommy” Hartley
A Memorial Service will
be 2PM, Sunday November 22, 2020 at the Six Mile Crossing Church of God.
The Howard family will receive
family and friends immediately after the service in the Church Fellowship
Due to Covid-19, the family
asks that everyone please practice social distancing and facemasks are
McKenzie Funeral Home is
honored to serve the Howard family.