Elizabeth Catherine Howe Marshall

Elizabeth Catherine Howe Marshall, 99, of Dublin, Va., passed on Jan. 10, 2018.

She was born April 18, 1918, in Pulaski County, Va., and was the daughter of the late Bettie Roseberry Howe and Daniel Sheppard Howe. She grew up in the Howe House in Claytor Lake State Park.

Elizabeth graduated from Dublin High School as salutatorian of her class. She worked at Radford Army Ammunition bagging plant during WWII, at Montgomery Wards in Radford, Va., and she retired from Ruritan National as the circulation secretary. Aug. 9, 1946, she married Guy E. Marshall. Guy, Joe Melton, and Haven Howe started and operated Melton and Marshall Oil Company, in Dublin, Va., until the business was sold shortly before Guy’s death, May 10, 1985.

At the center of her life was her family and her church family. She was a member of Mountain View Methodist Church and then joined Dublin United Methodist Church in 1949. She was active in United Methodist Women, Seekers group, and Jordan Bible Class. She served on the administrative board and was a member of Wesleyan Service Guild.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 39 years, Guy E. Marshall; a brother, Haven Howe; a sister, Thelma Howe Melton; a mother-in-law, Helen Florence Weedman Marshall; sisters-in-law, Helen Marshall Simmons and Ima Marshall Roberts; brother-in-law, Calla Hugh Marshall; nephew, Sherrard Marshall; nephew and his wife, Jim and Bonnie Simmons, and an infant daughter.

She is survived by two daughters and their families, Kathryn Marshall Trail (Michael) and Carolyn Marshall Parker (Bob); three grandchildren, Bradley Davidson (Nancy), Sarah Trail Heenan (James), Staci Trail Childers (Jerry); three great-grandchildren Max Davidson, Jake Davidson and John Heenan; sister, Mary Sue Howe Odom; sister-in-law, Ruth Howe; nephews and neices and their families, Becky Howe Buckland (Mark), Beth Howe Ratcliffe (Buddy), Joseph Simmons (Pam), John Simmons, Nancy Larsen, Karen Williams (Keith), Lucy Marshall Holmes (Howard), Gordan Marshall (Louise), and Betty Lou Melton Dalton.

Visitation and funeral services are being held at Dublin United Methodist Church Jan. 13. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., funeral services at 1 p.m., and interment following at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin, Va. The Revs. Jo Ellen Hetherington, Richard Patterson and Don Hanshew will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to Dublin United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 577, Dublin, VA 24084. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle and Sons Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.

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