Helen HowardHelen M. Howard, 83, of Danby, passed away peacefully at Cayuga Ridge on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. 

She was born in Ithaca in 1933 to the late Floyd and Leona Chase Howard and was a life-long resident of Danby where she was active in the Danby Community Church.  Helen loved her cats, enjoyed quilting, reading and NASCAR, and was always cheerful and ready to encourage others both in words and by her example.  A firm believer in God’s love and grace, her life’s ministry was her hours spent in daily prayer for all those she knew and loved.

 In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by her brother, Floyd, and several extended family members.  She is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and her church family.

Friends may call at the Danby Community Church on Monday, May 1st from 10:00 am until the time of the service at 11:00.  Helen will be laid to rest by her parents at the Smith Valley Cemetery in Willseyville immediately following the service.