Helen Louise Howard age 86 of Springfield passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021. Helen was born the daughter of George & Juanita (Swayne) Cunningham on March 13, 1934 in Springfield, Ohio. She is preceded in death by her husband Julius Howard; parents; brother George Cunningham Jr.; sister Bettie Leeth; 2 granddaughters Bobbie Jo Pyles & Michelle Louise Howard; son in laws Bill Pyles Sr. & Robert Haynes Sr.. Helen is survived by her sons David (Jodi) Howard, Steven (Kathy) Howard, Jimmy (Marty) Howard; daughters Linda L. Pyles, Lucresia A. Haynes, Brenda L. Chesshir, Sandra K. (Andy) Lara, & Denise (Jim) Wroblewski; brother Bob Cunningham; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, & great great grandchildren. Helen was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, & friend. She will be missed by all of those who love her. Helen was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church. After losing her husband at a young age she began working as a cook at Friendly’s & Fulmer’s Grocery. Helen was well known around her neighborhood for being one of the only families grandfathered in to have a horse. Snoopy the horse was just like one of the family, & she loved spoiling him by feeding him king sized snickers bars. Helen enjoyed cooking, reading all types of books, & magazines. More than anything she enjoyed spending quality time with her family. At the request of the family services will be private. Interment to be held at Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in Helen's name to St. Jude Research Hospital at www.stjude.org. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com
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