Funeral services will be held in the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. for Taft resident, Lillian Norma-Lee Howard, 91. Chaplain Bob Winter of Optimal Hospice will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery in Park Hills, Missouri. Mrs. Howard was born to Vetal and Nellie (Angel) LaPorte on April 15, 1921 in Mine La Motte, Missouri and passed away at her home on August 1, 2012. She attended and graduated from Flat River Public School in Missouri and had made Taft her home since 1961. Mrs. Howard enjoyed sketching and painting. She was preceded in death by her husband George Lee Howard. Her survivors include her son and his wife, Ronald and Natalie Howard of Penn Valley; two daughters, Judie M. Brandon and Sherlyn S. Bull both of Taft; her nine grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers donations may be sent in Mrs. Howard's memory to Optimal Hospice, 1315 Boughton Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308. To convey condolences or sign an online register, please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.