Elizabeth M. Howse
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Elizabeth M. Howse
  • December 13, 1921 - September 8, 2016
  • Norfolk, Virginia

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Elizabeth M. Howse, 94, passed away on September 8, 2016 with her loving family by her side. She was born on December 13, 1921 in Nova Scotia, Canada to the late Alfred and Ann Ellis. She is predeceased by her brothers Alfred and George.
Betty was a retired homemaker whose life was dedicated to raising her children and supporting her husband while he served his country in the U.S. Navy. She enjoyed arts and crafts, making one of a kind ornaments for family and friends. She also loved to bake and had a passion for shopping. Betty was a former Past Matron, Norview Chapter 131 of the OES and past Grand Representative of Scotland in Virginia.
She is survived by her husband of 73 years Charles W. Howse, son Steven Howse; daughters Janice Martin, Sandra White (Marvin), Joyce Jones (Patrick), Susan Falk (Eddie), and Judith Howse; brothers Jim Ellis and Charles Ellis (Delores); sister Margaret Stewart (Arthur); Eleven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 5-7pm at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 818 Norview Ave., Norfolk VA.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 10am at the Funeral Home. A burial will follow at Albert G. Horton Jr., Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk VA at 2pm. You may offer your condolences at www.smithandwilliamsnorfolk.com.