Obituary of Annie Ruth Howard

Family and friends are celebrating the life of Annie Ruth Parker Howard, age 90, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 5, 2019, in Lake Placid, Florida.

Born January 31, 1929, in Hilolo, Florida, Annie Ruth was a long-time resident of LaBelle, Florida, where she was a Hendry County school teacher for 35 years.

Annie Ruth was a graduate of LaBelle High School and Florida State University. She enjoyed concert bands as well as gospel music, supporting youth programs, fresh Florida seafood, attending festivals and cultural events, traveling with family, spending summers on Lake June, bringing together friends and church members for cookouts, playing card games. and opening her home to friends and family. She enjoyed telling and sharing stories about family and old Florida, having lived in Everglades City, Naples, Fort Myers, LaBelle, Alva, Lakeland, Tallahassee, and Lake Placid.

Annie Ruth is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Walter Robert Howard, Sr. of LaBelle. She will be fondly remembered by her children Judy Stockman (Dave), Walter Robert “Bob” Howard, Jr (Carol), and Kim Dykes (Mike), 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, brother Horace T. “Bud” Parker Jr (Joanne) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Annie Ruth’s celebration will be held at 11am Wednesday, October 9 at First Baptist Church of LaBelle. Visitation will be held 5-7pm on Tuesday, October 8 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle. Burial will take place 12:30pm Thursday, October 10 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of LaBelle Fidelis Scholarship Fund P O Box 369 LaBelle, FL. 33975

Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home – LaBelle.

Annie Ruth Howard