Beverly Kathryn Howard, a resident of Lawrence, Kansas died at Brandon Woods in Lawrence on Saturday, April 30, 2016. She was 88.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Prairie Grove Cemetery in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.
Mrs. Howard was born September 4, 1927 in Burns, Kansas, the daughter of Samuel Wesley and Rose Belle Lyles Pyke.
Beverly graduated from Strong City Rural High School in 1945, the University of Kansas with a Degree in Education in 1949, and Emporia State University receiving a Master’s Degree in Librarianship.
For 34 years, Mrs. Howard taught school in Matfield Green, Kansas, Wichita, Kansas, Topeka, Kansas and Wabaunsee County, Kansas.
She served on school boards in Valley Center, Kansas and Eskridge, Kansas.
Beverly married Fred H Howard II on December 31, 1949 in Great Bend, Kansas. He preceded her in death January 14, 2011. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Crocker Howard, a sister Norma Jean Scanlan and a brother Lyle Pyke.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn Howard Pike of Lawrence, Kansas, Kristine Howard White, and her husband, Paul of Papillion, Nebraska, daughter-in-law, Chris Howard, Americus, Kansas, seven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Heritage Baptist Church and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.