Ginger (Virginia) A. Howard, 74, of Eldridge, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Ginger was born on February 22, 1949 in Atalissa, Iowa the daughter of Harold and Norma (Schwarz) Coiner. On July 22, 1967, she was united in marriage to Leslie E. Howard in Rock Island, Illinois. Ginger worked for over 20 years at Eastern Iowa Community College as an accountant. She enjoyed crocheting and was very talented at crocheting dogs to look like a person’s actual dog. She loved making people smile at her creations.
Those left to honor her memory are her husband, Leslie Howard of Eldridge; daughters, Leslie Anne (Tom) Beaudry of Buffalo, Iowa, Cheri (Tony) Blake of Davenport, and Kathy (Daniel) Howard-Kirkman of Davenport; six grandchildren, Nikki (Trent) Oostendorp, Anna Beaudry, Katlyn (Josh) Schwener, Liam Misner, Ian Weeks, and Michaela Hall; six great-grandchildren, Owen and Nora Oostendorp, Gabriel, Carstin, Conner, and Emma Schwener; siblings, Harold (Barb) Coiner, Al (Janice) Coiner, Helen Emhof, and Jerry (Denise) Coiner; and her beloved canine companion, Shadow.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Coiner; mother and step-father, Norma and Cliff Wood; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Jim Poggenpohl; and brother-in-law, Bill Emhof.