Elizabeth Howe Marshall

Born: Thu., Apr. 18, 1918
Died: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
Location: Dublin United Methodist Church


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
Location: Dublin United Methodist Church


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Elizabeth Catherine Howe Marshall, 99, of Dublin, passed on January 10, 2018. She was born April 18, 1918, in Pulaski County, VA, and was the daughter of the late Bettie Roseberry Howe and Daniel Sheppard Howe. She grew up in the Howe House, which is located in the Claytor Lake State Park. Elizabeth graduated from Dublin High School as salutatorian of her class. She worked at the Radford Army Ammunition bagging plant during WWII, at Montgomery Wards in Radford, and she retired from Ruritan National as the circulation secretary. On August 9, 1946, she married Guy E. Marshall. Guy, Joe Melton, and Haven Howe started and operated Melton and Marshall Oil Company, in Dublin, until the business was sold shortly before Guy's death, May 10, 1985. At the center of her life was her family and her church family. She was a member of Mountain View Methodist Church and then joined the Dublin United Methodist Church in 1949. She was active in the United Methodist Women, the Seekers group, and the Jordan Bible Class. She served on the administrative board and was a member of the Wesleyan Service Guild. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 39 years, Guy E. Marshall, a brother, Haven Howe, a sister, Thelma Howe Melton, a mother-in-law, Helen Florence Weedman Marshall, sister-in-laws, Helen Marshall Simmons, and Ima Marshall Roberts, a brother-in-law, Calla Hugh Marshall, a nephew, Sherrard Marshall, a nephew and his wife, Jim and Bonnie Simmons, and also an infant daughter. She is survived by two daughters and their families, Kathryn Marshall Trail (Michael) and Carolyn Marshall Parker (Bob), three grandchildren - Bradley Davidson (Nancy), Sarah Trail Heenan (James), Staci Trail Childers (Jerry), three great-grandchildren - Max Davidson, Jake Davidson, and John Heenan. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Sue Howe Odom, sister-in-law, Ruth Howe, nephews and neices and their families, Becky Howe Buckland (Mark), Beth Howe Ratcliffe (Buddy), Joseph Simmons (Pam), John Simmons, Nancy Larsen, Karen Williams (Keith), Lucy Marshall Holmes (Howard), Gordan Marshall (Louise), and Betty Lou Melton Dalton. Visitation and funeral services will be held at Dublin United Methodist Church on January 13, 2018. Visitation will be held from 11:00am to 1:00pm, funeral services at 1:00pm and interment following at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin, VA. Rev. Jo Ellen Hetherington, Rev. Richard Patterson, and Rev. Don Hanshew will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to the Dublin United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 577, Dublin, VA, 24084. 

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Lawrence. Johnson
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
Such a fine family tree. I am sure she will be missed by many. Haven and Ruth Howell two of my favored people in life. Was fortunes enough to know several of that family group. God has received one of his finest.

Dot Eller Sowers
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
My dear sweet Libby. I will miss you very much and our phone calls and visits. You have always been inspiration to me and my family. I remember you and my dear sweet Mom talking on the phone all of the time , not many days went by you did not talk. Me and my family will treasure your love and caring for so many people. My daughter Sherry Showalter sends her deepest symphany to your family. You will be missed by so many friends and loved ones. I am proud to have been your friend and lady across the rail road tracks. Say hello to all of the Ellers for me and my family. I am sure there will be lots of Angels around you and all of your family and friends. Will always love you. Dot Eller Sowers

Ben and Carol Crawford
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
Libby was a charming and lovely person. It was a joy and a privilege to work with her in Ruritan and to reminisce with her after she retired. Our deepest sympathy to her family.

Clinton Guy Cox, President-Elect Ruritan
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
I am sorry for your loss but I know that since she worked for Ruritan that she had to be an outstanding Christian lady just like the ones who have worked their during my few years of serving Ruritan. May God and her family welcome her into heaven with open arms. Although your loss is difficult at this time, remember the good times and know that you will be able to see her again when you step into heaven.

Iris Blankenship Strock
   Posted Sun January 14, 2018
Kathy and Carolyn, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of Libby's family. I worked with her at Ruritan National, and she was such a joy. We had lost touch through the years, but I thought of her often. She was such a sweet, wonderful person.

Teresa Quesenberry Crawford
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
Kathy & Carolyn,

I wish I could have made the trip to the service. Unfortunately, we are dealing with the sudden illness and hospitalization of Jim’s mom. Like your mother, she has had a long, good life; but at 100 1/2 is very fragile.

Your mom was always so sweet. I have such fond memories of our teenage years in your home. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sending you much love,
Teresa

David and Debbie Skewes
   Posted Tue January 16, 2018
Thinking of you during this time of grief in the loss of your mother. May God bless you and Mike and Carolyn and give you peace.


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