LaDonna Sue “Nanny” Howard, 71, of Muskogee passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at her home. Sue was born July 12, 1942 in Akron, OH to James and Virginia Lovett and grew up in Weston, West Virginia. She graduated from Weston High School in 1961.
On January 11, 1964 she married Raymon Howard. They had two children, Chris Howard and Rhonda (Howard) Stinson. Together the family moved to Oklahoma in 1975. Sue worked at Hilldale Elementary School for many years in the front office, retiring in 1991.
She dedicated her life after retirement to her grandchildren. She didn’t miss a school program or sporting event. Everyone at the ball fields knew her as “Nanny” because not many knew her real name. Sue was an avid sports fan. If she wasn’t at a grandchild’s ball game, she would be watching one on TV.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Raymon and three brothers, Jim, Bud and Jack Lovett. She is survived by her son, Chris Howard of Boise, ID; daughter Rhonda Stinson and husband, Jimmy of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren, Zach and McKenzie Howard of Boise, ID; Jordan Travis and Fiance’ Dillon Rainbolt of Muskogee; Jacob Stinson of Muskogee and great grandson, Ryan Jacob Rainbolt of Muskogee; brothers Charlie Lovett, Richard Lovett and wife, Linda, Pete Lovett and wife, Sharon; sisters, Linda Shemm and husband Ralph, Jane Toothman and husband, John; many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 26, 2013 in the Bradley Belltower Chapel with Mr. Tim Salters officiating. Burial will follow at Coleman Cemetery in Porum, OK. Serving as pallbearers will be Jacob Stinson, Alan Hambrick, David Stovall, Ross Byrd, Scott Byrd and Eric Byrd.
Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Bradley Funeral Service. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.bradleyfuneralservice.com