Cathy Jo (Essary) Howe, 63, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 7, 2021, at her home in Vincennes.

Formerly of Mount Vernon, Cathy was born on June 25, 1957, in Evansville to Fred and Carolyn “Sue” Essary.

She was a 1976 graduate of Mt. Vernon Senior High School. She had been an active member of Girl Scouts, International Order of Rainbow for Girls, and band since the fifth grade, playing clarinet. Cathy and her husband, Rev. Dwight Howe, were married on May 14, 1977. She was a member of Glezen General Baptist Church in Petersburg. In addition to being a dedicated nurse from 1990-2017, Cathy loved spending time with her family — especially being Nana to her beloved granddaughter, Liv Howe. She loved gardening and travel and was an excellent and avid cook who loved sharing recipes. She served as a NTJC judge with the United States Tumbling/Trampoline Association for over 20 years. Cathy created the Amanda Howe Memorial Scholarship Fund for the USTA in memory of her daughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Sue Essary; and her daughter, Amanda Dawn Howe.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her son, Jeremy David Howe and his wife, Christi; granddaughter, Liv Howe; sisters, Cheryl Kerzan and her husband, Steve, and Chawn Essary and her fiance, Larry Tully; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St.

Friends may visit with the family from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Amanda Howe Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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