In Loving Memory…

T. Loretta Howard

Tressa Loretta Howard, 94, of Elk River, MN, formerly of Sedalia, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River, MN.

Loretta was born June 8, 1924 in Linn, MO, the daughter of Earl Dalton and Tillie (Crowe) Vaughan.

On September 20, 1940, in St. Charles, MO, she married Orville W. Howard who preceded her in death on December 28, 1980.

Loretta was a member of the First Christian Church in Sedalia.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Marie Stuttgen, and her husband, Robert, of Elk River, MN; two grandsons, James P. Tierney and Daniel A. Tierney; and one great-grandson, Thomas P. Tierney.

In addition to both of her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Richard Howard; two brothers, Nelson Vaughan and Herbert Vaughan; and one sister, Eunice Day.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2018, at Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Gina Johnson officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church.


  1. Loretta was one of my favorite patients in our office. She always brought Richard in and I missed seeing her after she got ill. Prayers to your family. She was a beautiful lady, inside and out.

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