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Elna Heward

1921 - 2016

Elna Lydia Heward age 95 of Rogers City
passed away September 28, 2016 at
Orchard Care Home in Posen.

She was born May 14, 1921 in Belknap Township
to Paul and Bertha (Schelley) Claus.

Elna was employed before marriage at the Clymer residence which is now
the current Presque Isle County Historical Museum. On August 26, 1943
she married Percy Heward in Rogers City. She was an active member of
St. John Lutheran Church, In her later years she worked for the Rogers
City Schools. Mrs, Heward enjoyed cooking, baking,
crocheting and collecting interesting rocks while
taking walks on the beach. Above all, she was a
devoted and loving Mom to her five children, her
grandchildren and great grandchildren, She was
loved by all who crossed her path and will remain
in our hearts forever,

Elna is survived by:
5 children, Wayne (Eija) of Duxbury, Massachusetts,
Bonnie (Dennis) Tachick of Morgan Hill, California,
Gail (Jim Crooks) Heward of Lowell, Massachusetts,
Jeff (Sylvia) of Alanson and Judy Heward of Vienna, Virginia;
11 grandchildren and
10 great grandchildren,

She was preceded in death by:
her husband, Percy; and
4 siblings, Harold, Minnie, Iva and Leonard.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on
Monday, October 3rd from 5:00 p.m. through time of
her memorial service at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor J. Derek Riddle officiating,

Inurnment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Elna’s memory
to Orchard Care Home or Hospice of Michigan.

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Elna Heward – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI