Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington, DeWitt, MI


Lucille Marie Howard

January 29, 1928November 29, 2019

Lucille Marie Howard was born January 29, 1928 to the late Donald and Laurina Droste and passed away at the age of 91 in Dewitt, MI. Lucille loved playing cards, taking trips to the casino, and long road trips out to the country. She was an active charter member of St Therese Catholic Church for many years. Her family describes her as a pie baking extraordinaire; she was truly an excellent cook. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and sharing special time with her many, many good friends.

She was proceeded in death by her husband of many years, Philip Howard, and two sons, Dale and Tom Howard. Leaving to cherish her memory are her children; Deborah (Charlie) Smith, Mark Howard, Jim (Angie) Howard, Becky (Brad) Weir, and daughter in law, Peggy Howard; grandchildren, Chad (Peggy) Smith, Eric (Stacie) Smith, Kellee (Dan) Gourlay, Dustin (Jamie), Kevin (Talia) Howard, Tracy (Brian) Warner, Lizzie Howard and Luke Howard, Ben Weir, Brian Weir, Todd and Monica Howard and 19 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Vincent DePaul Society through St Therese Catholic Church, 102 W Randolph St, Lansing, MI 48906.


  • Chad Smith
  • Eric Smith
  • Dustin Howard
  • Kevin Howard
  • Brian Weir
  • Ben Weir
  • Todd Howard
  • Luke Howard

  • St. Therese Catholic Church
  • St Vincent De Paul Society


  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Rosary Service Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 3, 2019


Lucille Marie Howard

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Nancy Prater

December 3, 2019

Lucille was my client for a number o f years, I will truely miss her. I am glad I took her to the casino, it was fun spending time with her, she was a special lady.

Jo Ann Slabonek

December 1, 2019

My deepest sympathy to you all. I was one of many of Lucille's "skipbo" card players and enjoyed all our card game get togathers. She was a wonderful loving woman who will surely be missed by all who knew her.
You will all be in my prayers during these difficult days. God Bless .
Jo Ann

Bethel Kikendall

December 1, 2019

To Lucille’s family, my family and I send our deepest sympathy. I have the fondest memories of our over 60 years of friendship. Lucille will be deeply missed.

With kind regards,

Janice Wing

December 1, 2019

Where do I begin. I have so many memories that were made with my Aunt Lucille.
The one that sticks out was the time we were going up to her cabin . We were driving along and we came to this road , she Poked me and said that was Poke road you are supposed to poke people when you go by it. . And when we played hide n seek, she would always say Fee Fi Fo Fum here I come and she would always found you because the way she said it made you laugh.
We had the privilege of having Aunt Lucille over last year to Celebrate our Easter Dinner with us. The joy in her eyes while she watched Presley (my Granddaughter) find all her Easter eggs. It was priceless in our Eyes. I could go on but I will end for now. I love you Aunt Lucille and you will be deeply missed by our family.

Nancy Zalewski

November 30, 2019

Debbie I am so sorry to read of your Moms passing. We are out of state visiting our son and daughter in law and was just be looking at The funeral home site. The picture of her looks just as I remember her, such a beautiful lady. May she rest in peace.

Sharon Gingras

November 30, 2019

Lucille, I know you will be missed by your wonderful, loving family, but you will be missed by me also. I often tell Debbie how my favorite memory of you is the time you, Linda, Debbie and I took the "Fall color" tour up into the UP and back. What laughs we had and the roadside lunches, the motels we stayed at and the restaurants we had such wonderful dinners at. I also enjoyed playing Skipbo with you even though I still am not proficient at that game. I know you are home with our wonderful Lord Jesus and will be watching out for all of your family. God gained a wonderful angel. Hugs to your family.

Kellee Goff

November 30, 2019

What can I say about this wonderful women who I was lucky enough to have as a babysitter and neighbor while growing up. She was like a second Mom to me and treated me as one of her own. So many memories. She took us to the lake to swim and took us to visit her family among other things. People still think I am weird for having catsup on my grilled cheese, but that is how you are it if you were at the Howard’s. Her Chocolate Chip cookies were the best. We always looked forward to them. I could go on and on about this wonderful lady. My memories will always make me smile.