Funeral services celebrating the life of Nell Ruth Risinger Howe, 96, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2021 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston, LA with Bro. Craig West officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston, LA. Visitation will be held Friday from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston.
Nell Ruth was born in Ruston, LA on September 7, 1924 and passed away on June 2, 2021. Nell Ruth was a resident of Monroe, LA and a member of Parkview Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Ruston High School and Louisiana Polytechnic Institute. She worked as an administrative assistant. She loved her family and taking care of others. She was affectionately known by her grandchildren as “Ma.” She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis B. Howe, Sr.; her parents, William Dallas Risinger and Honor Calcote Risinger; her sister, Dorothy Scott; brother-in-laws, Maxcy Howe and Carlton Howe; niece, Mary Travis; and nephew, Gregg Howe.
Left to cherish Nell Ruth’s memory are her beloved son, Lewis Howe, Jr. and wife, Sandra; grandchildren, Lauren Howe and Ben Howe; sister-in-law, Dena Howe; nieces, Jeanette Lumpkin and husband James, Charlotte Goodrum and husband Alan, Carol Ann Cannon and husband Rick, and Leslie Groan and husband Mike; niece-in-law, Rickey Howe; great nieces and nephews, Trey Craig and Melani, Wes Craig and Megan, Rachel Lockard and Tony, Jessica Daniel and Brian, Crystal Abbott and Hunter, Ricky Cannon and wife Jeryca, Melanie Watson, Derrek Groan and Hannah, Mary Lea Waller and John, Rachel Magee and Doug, Hannah Huckabay and Layne, Lee Travis and Kerri Ann; and a host of other family and friends.
Pallbearers Mike Groan, Alan Goodrum, Derrek Groan, Trey Craig, Wes Craig and Ben Howe.
A special thanks to Savannah Grand for their compassionate care over the last few years.
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