Patricia Howard, 78, of Hillsboro, Ohio (formerly of Wilmington, Ohio) died 9:15 AM, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Heartland of Hillsboro. Her husband, Albert “Jiggs” Howard Jr. preceded her in death May 28, 2000. They were married December 10, 1966. Mrs. Howard was born March 4, 1933 in Kentucky, daughter of the late Archie and Pearl Brandenburg Martin.
She is survived by three sons, Virgil (Charlotte) Reinsmith of Wilmington, Ohio, Lawrence D. (Susan J.) Reinsmith of Wilmington, Ohio, and David A. (Laura D.) Reinsmith of Wilmington, Ohio; a daughter, Sandra Copas of Wilmington, Ohio; five stepchildren, Donald Howard, Larry Howard, Karen Malott, Debbie Howard, and Margaret Davidson; a sister, Ruth Dupree of Wilmington, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Megan Reinsmith, Michelle Reinsmith, Kelly (Josh) Fisher, Jennifer Reinsmith, Erin (Jason) Blake, Stacey Reinsmith, Andrew Reinsmith, Timothy Copas, and Bradley (Jennifer) Copas; seven great grandchildren, Lyla Kirk, Kylie Fisher, Colt Fisher, Caydee Copas, Brooklyn Copas, Tyler Blake, and Baylee Blake; as well as her step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, a brother, Ronald Martin, and two sisters, Gloria Harris and Joan McCarty, are preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Rev. Josh Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery, Lees Creek, Ohio. Friends may call from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM, Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1024, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.