Lou Jean Howard

January 4, 1931September 8, 2020

Lou Jean Howard 89, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital after a brief illness. Jean was preceded in death by her husband William T. “Bill” Howard Sr. and siblings Robert Matthews and Violet Hill.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons John W. Howard (Patty), Terry W. Howard (Rhonda) and William T. “Bill” Howard Jr. (Susan), brother Benjamin Matthews (Mary Helen), grandchildren Jonathan Howard, Todd Howard (Patti), Nathan Howard (Stephanie), Aaron Howard (Ashley), Anderson Howard, Amanda Howard, Meredeth Mashburn (Josh) and Kaitlin Houchens (Ryan) and 11 great grandchildren. Jean is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Jean retired from Lazarus after over 20 years of work. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and cooking for her family.

Jean’s services are under the care of Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home and will be held privately due to the COVID pandemic. Please leave online condolences for the family at


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Phillip Wells

September 13, 2020

We wish to extend our sympathy to the entire Howard family. Mrs. Howard was a wonderful lady and very kind to me personally. I share your loss.

J. Phillip Wells Family

Jon Borie

September 13, 2020

Terry and Billy,
I had a chance to see Johnny and tell him how sorry I was about your mom’s passing. I will always remember her a such a nice person. I’ll never forget the days of playing basketball in your driveway and garage. Peace.

Valerie Banks

September 9, 2020

My Love and Thoughts are with all of you. I pray your memories of this sweet, loving woman will ease your pain of her loss. I remember our family reunions on the Ohio River. Such fun...while all of us kids were swinging on the vine into the "lovely" Ohio the adults were in the house having just as much of a great time....such wonderful memories of the Howards, Hill's and Matthews' families. Anytime we were all together it was a great time. RIP Aunt will be missed by all.


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