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Antra "Andy" Howard, age 71, of Stanton, formerly of Vickeryville, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at Spectrum Health-Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.  The daughter of Robert & Austra (Mukuss) Couch, she was born on February 22, 1948 in Germany. 

On October 1, 1966 she married Douglas Wayne Seaward Howard and together they enjoyed over 52 years of marriage and raised two children.  Andy also worked outside the home at the former Electrolux Home Products in Greenville until the plant closed in 2006.  She enjoyed nature, especially tending her flowers and gardens and feeding the birds, but found her greatest joy in time spent with her grandchildren.  She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Greenville, as well as UAW Local 137.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  a brother, Aro;  three sisters, Austra, Sandra, and Rita;  and a daughter-in-law, Marie Howard.  Surviving are her husband, Doug Howard of Stanton;  their two children, Alicia & Tim Waters of Greenville, and Allen Howard of Sheridan;  eight grandchildren;  four great-grandchildren;  siblings-in-law, Duane Howard, Vanessa Wisman, Vicki DeVries, and Sherry Coleman;  and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family is from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.  The Rev. Ken Harger, retired pastor of Shiloh Community Church, will officiate.  Envelopes for memorial contributions to the Ronald McDonald House of West Michigan will be available at the funeral home or you may donate online at:

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Andy's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Karen Harter on May 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

  2. Denny and a Denise Melinn on May 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Denny and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. We know she was a special lady and the loss of your mom is a hard one to bear. We will be praying for you in the days ahead. Remember your happy times with her.

  3. Carrie McCarthy on May 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Doug,Allen and Alicia, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I love your mom and she is very special lady. I know her and Her family for many many years . Prayers and thoughts of Doug and Allen , Alicia. Miss you and Rest in Peace. Love, Carrie ( Haight) McCarthy-á

  4. Chris and Carol Couch on May 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Doug, Allen and Alicia our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Aunt Andy was a special lady who will always have a place in our hearts. She will be forever missed. Love to all the family.

  5. Mike & Noni on May 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Thinking of Lisa and Tim, your Dad,-á the-á grandkids and all the family at this sad time. I know you will miss her- but the good times and memories will last forever. I know you were all close to her and be comforted-á that you were able to spend so much time with her. Prayers for all of you to get you through this season of life.-á Love–á Mike & Noni

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