Kathryn "Kathi" C. Howard

March 22, 1954March 31, 2021
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Kathryn "Kathi" C. Miller Howard, of Lebanon, Ohio passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties. She was born on March 22, 1954 to Henry (Hank) & Gene Miller in Middletown, Ohio. She graduated from Middletown High School in 1972. She married Verl Howard, the love of her life, in Jan. 1972 & they were married until his death in Dec. 2010.

She worked for JP Morgan Chase (formerly Barnitz Bank & then Bank One) for 40 years, starting out as a teller, she held many different positions including Manager of the Downtown Middletown Office, Financial Advisor & most recently as a Private Client Investment Associate.

In the early 90's, Kathi was a member & served on the board as a former treasurer of the Middletown Area Red Cross. She was a Middfest volunteer for 13 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Middletown where she previously served as deacon & headed up the Back to School Mission. Kathi was also a member of the PEO sisterhood.

Kathi enjoyed spending time with her family & was a Girl Scout Leader for 6 years, Cub Scout Den Mother, Team Mom for multiple teams & Pee Wee Cheer Coach. She loved to travel, especially by taking her grandchildren on trips where they created many happy memories. Kathi took special joy in attending the sporting & school events of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Verl Howard & her grandson, Hunter E. Young.

Kathi is survived by her son, Brandon Howard of Springboro & her daughter, Cheryl (Ben) Couture also of Springboro and by her grandchildren, Kamden Young, Mikela Howard, Gracie Young & Aiden Couture; She is also survived by her brother, Ted (Marcia) Miller; sisters, Jeri (Mike) Petersen, and Jan Miller.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Springboro Athletic Boosters and First Presbyterian Church Mission Fund.

Visitation will be Monday, April 5, 2021 from 5-8 PM at Breitenbach Anderson Funeral Home, 517 S. Sutphin Ave in Middletown, OH. Funeral service will be at 11 AM, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at the funeral home with Rev. Michael Isaacs officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021


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Elsie & Tom Johnson

April 5, 2021

Kathi & Verl were our neighbors for 27 wonderful years. We have such wonderful memories.They were so good to our boys. They were an extra set of parents!
Cheryl & Brandon,your mother was a very special lady and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
May the thoughts and prayers of those who love you comfort you.
Hold tight to your memories.
Much love,
Tom & Elsie Johnson

Lisa Taylor

April 2, 2021

I was shocked to see Kathy passed away. She was my boss for many years on Main Street in Middletown at Bank One.
I have so many memories of her and me talking about our kids .
God bless the family