Arnetta F Howard, 57, of Fort Branch Indiana, passed away at Deaconess Hospital on April 12, 2004.


She was born July 23, 1946 in Evansville IN to the late Arthur Hasten Jr and Vera Lucille (Marx) Hasten.


She was a cosmetologist and beautician in Fort Branch for several years and co-owned Express Smokes with her husband Bernard. Arnettas number one hobby was her grandson. She greatly enjoyed camping, fishing, her flower garden, family geneology research, cooking large dinners, bowling and ceramics. She loved and will be dearly missed by Gizmo and Lulu, her babies. She belonged to the Fort Branch Ladies V.F.W. Post 2714 Auxiliary, The Fort Branch Order of Eastern Star, and the American Pool Players Association. She was of the Baptist Faith.


Besides her parents she is preceded in death by her sister Shelby Sutherland.


She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Bernard "Bernie" G. Howard with whom he was married on September 20, 1964, two sons and spouses: Michael D. and Debra R (Wilson) Howard of Evansville, IN and Eric D. Howard and Michael Reynolds of Granger, IN.  She also has a brother and sister Earl Chapman of Evansville and Shirley Thacker of Evansville.  She is also survived by one grandson whom  she loved dearly, Pierce Michael Howard of Evansville, Indiana.


Services for Arnetta will be Thursday April 15, 2004 at 2:00 PM at the Stodghill Funeral Home in Fort Branch, IN with Reverend Tarrell Thompson officiating, with burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery.


Visitation will be Wednesday April 14, 2004 from 2 to 8 pm with a Eastern Star Service at 7:30 PM.

Howard F. Arnetta