Sept. 3, 1936 - Feb. 23, 2014

STEPHENVILLE- Funeral services for Roberta Howard, 77,

will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at West End Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Roberta was born in Fisher County to the late Dayton C. and Pauline Fletcher Phillips. She married William James (Bill) Howard on April 14, 1956 in Duffau. He preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1999. Roberta attended First Baptist and Cedar Point Baptist Church and was a seamstress and a retired farmer and dairyman. She lived most of her life in Erath County.

Survivors include her daughter Barbara Howard Thurman and husband Jimmy of Stephenville, son William James ‘Billy’ Howard, III of Dalhart, granddaughter Jennifer Denise Thurman of Cleburne, great-granddaughter Alexes Nacole Thurman of Cleburne, brother Delas Phillips of DFW metroplex, sister Lou Baker of N. Richland Hills and several nieces and nephews.

The Howard family request expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to St. Judes Children’s hospital or to the Shriner Hospital.

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