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Howard Webster

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Howard Webster, 94, lifelong farmer and long-time resident of rural Rosedale, passed away Nov. 19, 2010, at the Exceptional Living Center, Brazil.

Howard was born Jan. 3, 1916, to Elmer and Florence (Cox) Webster.

He graduated from Bridgeton High School in 1934.

Howard married Sylvia Berry Jan. 16, 1938. She died Sept. 30, 2007 (just three-and-a-half months before their 70th wedding anniversary).

Together, they farmed and raised a family near Rosedale, Ind.

For five years, he drove a gas truck for Farm Bureau. Howard farmed until his retirement in 1978.

After retirement, Howard and Sylvia visited the Double N Diner daily at noon, just following the "Price Is Right."

He was a member of the United Methodist Church at Bridgeton, 70-plus member of the Parke County Farm Bureau Association, 4-H Leader, board member of the Parke County Building and Grounds committee, Farm and Home Administration Committee and an ASCS committee member.

Howard was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia, sisters Leatha Greenlee and Irene Webster, and brother Ova Dean "Tobe" Webster.

He is survived by son Leslie "Web" Webster and wife Linda, Staunton, daughters Myrna Mager and husband Perry, Rosedale, and Elaine Mager and husband Leonard, Terre Haute, grandchildren Toni Woody and husband Mike, Marshall, Ind., Greg Mager and wife Jamie, Debbie Stone and husband Kevin, Robin Lawson and husband Kevin, Mike Mager and wife Karen, all of Rosedale, and Jeff Webster and wife Marti, Oxnard, Calif., great-grandchildren Phenix Webster, Hunter Webster, Jason Woody, Jennifer Woody, Justin and Courtney Mager, Heather and Andy Griffin, Samantha Stone, Joshua Mager, Kory and Sarah Stone, Maddie Lawson, Klayton Lawson, Emily Mager and Clint Mager, and great-great-grandson Brayden Griffin.

Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at 11 a.m., with Pastors Perry Mager and Linda Smock officiating.

Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home, Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friendly Benwood Christian Campground, Serving on the Streets, or the House of Hope.

Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.