Therese M. Howard
Therese M. Howard

September 25, 1946 - July 21, 2017
Born in Wapakoneta, OH
Resided in Wapakoneta, OH
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Therese Marie Howard, 70, of Wapakoneta, passed away 9:30 p.m. July 21, 2017 at The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital, in Columbus. She was born on September 25, 1946, in Wapakoneta, to James L. & Thelma M. Barber Bighouse, who have preceded her in death. On April 10, 1992, she married Jesse D. Howard, who survives in Wapakoneta with their canine companion, Buddy.
Survivors also include her daughters, Denise K. & Michael Place, of Anna and Darla K. & Keith Krites, of Wapakoneta; four grandchildren, Sabrah, Dustin, Jeffrey, and Virginia; and her sister, Mary & Don Thitoff, of Wapakoneta.
She was preceded in death by three siblings, Jim Bighouse, Becky Ruppert, and Paul Bighouse.
Therese attended St. Joseph School and was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She participated in various aspects of the parish, where she never knew a stranger. Caring for others was deeply important to Therese. She was able to put that care into action, working as a home health aide. For many years she was also employed by the Auglaize County Health Department. When not at church, or tending to others, Therese could be found cheering on Ohio sporting teams, especially her Cleveland Browns.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. Father Patrick Sloneker will officiate and interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed at

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Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services
615 N. Dixie Hwy.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM