Friday, October 14, 2016

Ann Howard

Life Reflections
Ann Howard 71, of Poteau, OK passed away on Weds October 12, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark.
Ann Howard was born on October 2, 1945 to Anna Mae Cutchlow Shoate  & Andy Lee Singleton. She graduated from Poteau High School in 1964. She was married to Larry Howard from 1966 to 1998. She worked for 40 years for the Department of Human Services. She was a devoted member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church holding the following positions: Church Clerk, Member of Church Board, Church Choir & active in the Mission Society.
Ann (Annie) loved her family and friends to quote one of her Facebook postings “If you have a chance to be with family and friends, do so. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone.” She truly enjoyed being at family reunions, class reunions and just hanging out with her family/friends. Some of her best times where the gatherings at her kitchen table sitting and talking with her kids, nieces, cousins about God and Life in general. Laughing until it hurt with Butchie and Shelly! She always enjoyed her family visiting from Wichita, KS and the Soul Food cooking moments that would just happen in her kitchen with Debbie! The times spent crocheting, staying up late laughing and talking with Maryann, spending weekends in Fort Smith with Charlene & Herman laughing about anything and everything. Her brother Paul visiting and having those burst of laughter moments when he or her said something silly! Laughter was the best part of her being and her infection smile touched a lot of people.
Ann’s biggest hobbies in life were crocheting/knitting and painting! She was a wonderful artist. She also loved to watch her Football!
Ann leaves to cherish her memories: Larry (Butchie) Howard of Poteau, OK, Shelly Howard of Grand Prairie, TX. She leaves 8 siblings: Paul Shoate (Poteau), Herman Shoate & Charlene Shoate (Ft. Smith, AR ) , Shelly Singleton (St. Louis, MO), Sheila Singleton ( Kansas City, KS), Constance “Connie” Singleton (Lee’s Summit, MO), Bruce Singleton (Pam)(Kansas, City MO), Teri Wright (Leo)(Kansas City, MO). She leaves 3 Uncles: James Eaves (Fortson, Columbus Ga), Aubrey Gene Singleton (Lynn) & Oliver Singleton of Kansas City. Host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her Father Andy Lee Singleton (stepmother JoAnn Singleton), her mother Anna Mae Shoate (stepdad Roy Shoate), sister Patricia Adams & brother Andre’ Singleton.
 Services will be 1 pm, Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Marvin Thompson officiating.  Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau.  Pallbearers will be Ike Jackson, Sean Forrest, Steve Evans, Shad Stover, Ollie LaGrand & Armon Lamar Forrest.

The family will be at the funeral home on Friday evening, October 21st from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.


Lisa L Lynn Choice said...

I'm so at a lost for words. Ann was my mom, big sister and best friend. Your memory will forever be etched in my heart. God needed another Angel an he chose you. I will miss you more than words could ever express.

John David said...

I got to sit with Ann at our 50th Class Reunion in Poteau. I enjoyed being with her and our classmates. We had a good time together talking about the stuff we did prior to 1964.
My condolences to her great family and her many friends.
May Ann rest in peace.

John David
McLean, Virginia

Donna Pointer Brewer said...

I wish I could be there with you family. Our family's go back when we were children. Some of the family went to my fathers church. Ms. Ann was a sweet woman, my condolences to you family Keep looking to the hills whence cometh your help, for it comes from the Lord. I pray for Strength, Peace and May God continue keep you in this hour. Much Love family.

Evangelist Donna Pointer Brewer

Robin Winn said...

To Shelly and family. Expression of love, that you find strength during this difficult time. For Paul states "To be with Christ, for that is far better". Find joy that your mom is in peace. Love you.

Robin Winn
Edmond Oklahoma