Ruth Holden Howse, 94, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday January 31, 2019 at NHC Healthcare in Springfield. Funeral services will be conducted Monday February 4th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Howse was born November 1, 1924 in Tullahoma to the late Ned and Clara Belle Holden. She was a retired receptionist from Amstrong/Gates and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Howse loved collecting teacups and making Christmas ornaments. She owned and operated Grandmother’s Fireworks for twenty years. It was first located next to her home on Hwy 41 S. in Springfield, then moved to Greenbrier for the last seven years that she was open. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years: Weck Hodge “W.H. – Blue” Howse who died in 2012. She was the youngest of thirteen children, and all twelve of her siblings also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Howse is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law: Ned Howse of Springfield, Ted and Vicki Howse of Springfield, by her grandchildren: Zayn Howse, Brian Howse, Rhonda Duffer and her husband Troy, and by her great grandchildren: Austin Howse, Hannah and Hailey Duffer.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105