Joan Lorraine Howard

Graveside services for Joan Lorraine Howard, 76, Lawrence, will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ms. Howard died Wednesday, December 2, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born October 8, 1934, in Lawrence, the daughter of Walter Jr. and Elvie Raber Howard. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School.

Ms. Howard worked at Woolworth, Harwood Meats, and then at Hallmark for 37 years as a Tip Master. After her retirement, she worked at Wal-Mart as a greeter until her death. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a brother, John D. Howard and wife Sue, Lawrence; four sisters, Delores Howard and Sharon Patterson, Lawrence, Patricia Howard, Waverly, KS, and Glenda Wilkins and husband Harold, Perry, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Walter Leroy and infant Gerald Wayne.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home,where the family will receive them from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, or the Lawrence Humane Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS, 66044.