Obituaries » Elizabeth Hesch Howard
March 27, 1929 - October 20, 2017
Elizabeth Hesch Howard was born in St. Louis on March 27, 1929 a daughter to Louis and Elizabeth (nee Dierker) Hesch. She died at Mercy Hospital-Jefferson on October 20, 2017 at the age of 88. She is survived by three sons: Arthur (Amor) Howard, South Carolina, Bruce (Tammy) Howard, De Soto, and Curt Howard, De Soto; ten grandchildren; three sisters: Mary Gwynn, Charlotte, NC, Frances Poulter, Chester, IL, and Agnes Kaszewski, Dyer, IN; and two brothers: Louis Hesch, Millstadt, IL and Phillip Hesch, Grubville. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Leslie Howard; and one sister: Theresa Ritter. A graduate of Notre Dame High School in St. Louis she worked for a short time at Anheuser-Busch until she married Leslie Howard on May 16 of 1958. She then was a homemaker until she and Les owned and operated Opal’s Restaurant and Motel in Hillsboro. She was a faithful member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church where she helped clean the church. She also assisted in the mass when Pope John Paul II visited St. Louis. As an expression of Sympathy memorial donations may be made to: Pony Bird, P.O. Box 190, Mapaville, MO 63065-0190 or Camp Sunnyhill, 11140 S. Towne Square #100, St. Louis, MO 63123.