Bettie Elizabeth Howard

September 1, 1927 ~ January 11, 2020 (age 92)


Bettie Elizabeth Howard, 92, of Wellington, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at her home.  Born on September 1, 1927, to the late Eddie and Minnie Ivory (nee Rucker) Gunther, Bettie lived most of her life in Wellington and was raised by her grandparents, Adolphus and Ida Rucker.

She retired from Cleveland City Steele in the 1970s. Above all, she loved being a mother and a grandmother. Bettie attended worship at the Wellington First Congregational United Church of Christ and the Wellington Assembly of God.

Survivors include her children, Sharon L. Howard, of Wellington, Pamela A. Howard, of Cleveland, Dana R. Howard, of Wellington, Darrell Howard, of Wellington and Dwight Rucker, of New Orleans, LA;  a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and a sister, Ella Louise Ivory of Dayton. She was also known as a mother to  many more.  Bettie was preceded in death by her daughter, Danielle.

The family would like to thank ABC Nursing Agency, all of her doctors, nurses, Southern Lorain County Ambulance and Wellington Police Department.

Family and friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 16 at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Condolences may be given at:

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January 16, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Norton-Eastman Funeral Home
370 South Main Street
Wellington, OH 44090

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