Madam Mary Howe Dies

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Madam Mary Mamie Howe, who served for many years as Notary Public of Montserrado County, has died.

This sad event occurred at 2 o’clock a.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at her residence at Chugbor, Old Road, following a brief illness.  She was in her 66th year.

A graduate of the Modern Commercial Institute in Monrovia, where she qualified in Secretarial Science, Madam Howe commenced her professional career at the Temple of Justice, where she served as a cadet in the Magisterial Court.

She was later transferred to the Traffic Court and subsequently to the Probate Court, where she as appointed Clerk of Court during the administrations of Judges Kennedy and Luvenia Ash-Thompson.

Madam Howe was later commissioned by the late President Samuel K. Doe as Notary Public and Justice of the Peace and subsequently by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Mary Mamie How was born on October 24, 1948 in Spring Hill, Howesville Nyumonwed Chiefdom, Maryland County, unto the union of Mr. Adolphus Tamar Howe and Madam Beatrice Weade Wallace.

Young Mamie commenced her early education at Spring Hill Public and Elementary School.  Her grandmother, Ma Louisa Clark Wallace later took Mamie to live with the Harmon family in Harper, Cape Palmas, where she started her secondary education at the Demonstration School.

Mary was later sent to live with her uncle, Mr. Ben Wallace, Sr., in Monrovia in 1968, following which her uncle enrolled her in the Bromley Mission High School in Virginia, Montserrado County.  She later entered Monrovia College Industrial School (MC) on Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia, where she obtained her high school diploma in 1973.

A life long Episcopalian, she was baptized by Rev. Fr. Brooks at the Annunciation Episcopal Church in Spring Hill and confirmed and later confirmed by Bishop Dillard H. Brown of the Episcopal Diocese of Liberia.  She was a devout member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Camp Johnson Road.

She is survived by her children, Mrs. Florence Wesley, Nyemah Larry Pennoh, Wisseh D. Gmah and Tickly D. Monkoney; a brother, Theodore Howe; and many other relatives.

The body will be removed from St. Moses Funeral Home on Friday, September 5, 2014 and taken to St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road for a night of wake keeping.

The funeral service will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Brewerville Cemetery. 

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