Elizabeth “Betty” Howard


Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Oliver Howard, affectionately known by family and friends as Betty, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Life Care Center of Sparta, TN. She was 84 years old.

She was a retired elementary school teacher, serving students in Ontario as well as various schools in Minnesota. 

Betty was deeply involved with her church, community, and neighborhood. She was very social and had a great sense of humor. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years Jim Howard of Sparta, TN, her two daughters Carol Wehage of Doyle, TN and Georgia Howard of Denver, CO, her grandson Nathan Wehage and his wife Leslie of Cookeville, TN, her great-grandchildren Vaughn, Campbell and Arlo Wehage, and her sister Georgina Oliver of Bracebridge, Ontario.   In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her grandson Jayme Lee Wehage.

Betty’s family extends special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at Havenwood Care Center of Bemidji, MN and Life Care Center of Sparta, TN.

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