Ruth Conrad Howe 86, of Frankfort, IN, died 12:30 pm, Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Wesley Manor. She was born August 2nd, 1924 in Clinton County, Indiana, the daughter of Joseph Haven Conrad and Mary Brown Conrad. She was married March 17, 1946 to Paul E. Howe who preceded her in death on September 10th, 2001. Ruth graduated from Frankfort High School in 1942, received her undergraduate degree from Butler University in 1966, and her master’s degree from Ball State University in 1968. Ruth was active in the community. She was the former President of Tri Kappa Sorority, co-chair of the Clinton County Symphony Unit, Secretary of the Clinton County Hospital Association, in the community choir, and St. Matthews Methodist Church choir. She and her third grade elementary classes entertained for the Mayor’s Reception of the Junior Miss participants for 14 years. Ruth was a member of the Pink Ladies, a literacy tutor, and a life member of the National Education Association. She retired from teaching at Southside Elementary School after 25 years of service, in 1986.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Private family services will be held on Wednesday. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to a Charity of Choice.
She is survived by two sons, Charles of Noblesville and Conrad of Monticello, daughters-in-law Alice and Linda, her grandchildren Carrie Carlsen, Cassie Krack, Arin Howe, Clare Rose and Joe Howe. Her great-grandchildren include Isaac Carlsen, Cameron and Lauren Krack, Will Graves, and Shayla, Christopher and Eli Rose. She is survived by a sister, Jean Fickle, in Pleasant Hills, California.
Her brother, Paul Conrad and her daughter-in-law, Cheryl L. Howe, preceded her in death.