Nadean Hill Howard, 87, Loudon, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Kindred Health Care in Loudon. Nadean was a dedicated wife, loving mother, grandmother, great- and great-great-grandmother. She was a longtime member of Corinth Baptist Church and was proud to tell the story of the church bell that still rings today. It was brought by her father from Union County many years ago. She devoted her life to farming, gardening, canning, cooking and caring for her family and loved the years she spent cooking in the cafeteria at Loudon High School. She was a friend to many and loved by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John Robert Howard; parents, Edgebert and Zola Sharp Hill; three sisters; and five brothers.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Helen Howard of Loudon; granddaughters, Velva Crass and husband, Donny, of Lenoir City, Robin Markowicz and husband, Jerry, of Loudon; great-grandchildren, Brent Grass and wife, Caitlin, of Lexington, Neb., Lindsay Collis and husband, Jeremiah, Kristen and Brody Markowicz of Loudon; and a great-great-granddaughter, Emma Grace Collis.
Funeral services were held 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Loudon Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jimmy Riner and Donny Crass officiating. Interment was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Loudon County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Bobby Lawson officiating. Visitation was held 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Loudon Funeral Home. www.loudonfuneralhome.net