Sandra L. Howard, 70

JULY 26, 1941-SEPT. 10, 2011

September 11, 2011

Sandra Louise (Jones) Howard, 70, of Hancock, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Born July 26, 1941, in Hancock, Md., she was the daughter of the late John Roy and Adelaide Maryon Wachter Jones.

She was a 1960 graduate of Hancock High School.

She was formerly employed by the Hancock News as office manager and editor for 29 1/2 years.

She was a life member of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Hancock, where she was a former member of the vestry and a member of the Daughter of the Kings. She also was a volunteer for many different jobs at St. Thomas’.

She was a former member of the planning commission.

She was a member of the Hancock Lioness Club.

She is survived by her husband, Alfred Landon Howard, whom she married Aug. 31, 1959, in Cumberland, Md.; one son, William Nicholas Howard and wife, Mary, of Hancock; one brother, John Roy Jones Jr., and wife, Janet, of Berkeley Springs; and grandchildren, Brandon Patrick Howard and Amanda Nicole Howard.

She was preceded in death by one brother, William Richard Jones.

A service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Hancock. The Rev. F. Allan Weatherholt Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 2 E. High St., Hancock, MD 21750.

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