Howard Dove

March 11, 1927 ‒ January 20, 2018

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Howard Dove, age 90, peacefully passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Country Meadow Care Center.

He was born March 11, 1927 in Monongah, West Virginia to parents Howard F. & Geneva (Shaver) Dove. After high school, he proudly served his country by joining the US Navy.

A beautiful young lady named Venice (Walker) caught his eye and the pair married in February of 1950. They moved to Mansfield where Howard took a job at the steel mill and together they served as foster parents for the Richland County Children’s Services.

In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his wife Venice on March 30, 1998.

Although no public service will be held in Howard’s memory, his family hopes that you will hold him in your heart as you remember him in your own special way. A private burial will be held in Oak Grove Memorial Park near Lexington officiated by Pastor Ethan Boggs with military honors performed by Richland County Joint Veteran’s Burial Detail.

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