Mary “Cookie” Claire Howard, 69, of Alton, passed away at 1:17 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2016, at OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.
She married Terry J. Howard Sr. Oct. 28, 1992, in Edwardsville. He survives.
She was born Oct. 26, 1946, in East St. Louis, the daughter of Charles F. and Ellen C. (Donohue) Gawronski.
Mary was an LPN at Rosewood Care Center in Alton and worked as an LPN for over 20 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Lynnette (Frederick) Carpenter of Edwardsville, Charles (Gretchen) Gray of Texas City, Terry Howard Jr. and Julie Howard both of Cottage Hills; and five grandchildren, Gabriel Carpenter, Katie Gray, Lauren Howard, TJ Howard and Sydney Gray.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles Anthony “Tony” Gawronski.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey.
Memorials can be made to the Hope Center in Cottage Hills.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.