---- — Ruth Ann Howard passed away on Dec. 24, 2013, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor at the age of 78.
She was born June 24, 1935, in Hickman, Ky. She married Carl Bill Howard on Dec. 17, 1968.
She and her husband owned Howard’s Coffee Shop in Plano. After that she worked at Fox Valley Newspaper in Yorkville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Pearl Council; brothers and sisters, James Albert Lankford, Christine Lankford, Marydee Gray, Opal Ervine, John David Council, Claude Aaron and James D. Council; and son, Danny.
She is survived by her husband, Carl Bill Howard; seven children; and many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kirk Cemetery in Ina with Bro. David Shores officiating. Burial will follow. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery on Saturday.
Johnston Funeral Home in Ina is in charge of arrangements.