Ninnia Howard, age 92, of Keavy, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home.
Born in Balkan in Bell County, she was the daughter of the late Garrett Miracle and Catherine Green Miracle. She was a homemaker and a member of the North Corbin Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Earl Howard; daughter, Virginia Adams; and two sons, Larry and Bryan Howard.
A mother holds her children’s hands for a short while, their hearts forever.
She is survived by her children, Lenora McQueen and husband A.J., of Norwood, Ohio, Dorothy Burke, of Keavy, Janice Rader, of Burlington, Jack Howard and wife Freda, of Keavy, Kenneth Howard and Dolly Bunch, of Keavy, Kathryn Young and husband Gary, of LaVergne, Tenn., Beverly Faulkner and husband W.C., of Corbin, Bruce Howard and wife Barb, of Keavy, Wesley Howard, of Keavy, Earlene Goins, of Taylor Mill, and Holly Adams and husband David, of Richmond; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Joyce Howard, of Keavy; sisters, Loretta Losh and husband Lawrence, of Oliver Springs, Tenn., and Frances Miracle, of Rockwood, Tenn., all to mourn her passing.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial will be in the Howard Family Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home.
Messages may be written at vankirkgrisellfuneralhome.com