Erma Howell, 90, Phillipsburg, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg.

She was born April 11, 1928, in Minden, Neb., to Elmer and Etta (Griffin) Smith.

She married Jerry Howell on Aug. 27, 1947, in Kearney, Neb. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Michael, Hays, and Tim, Phillipsburg; two daughters, Linda Dougherty, Parsons, and Joyce Gregory, Lucas; three brothers, David Smith, Gibbon, Neb., Delbert Smith, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., and Clint Smith, Kearney; a sister, Leota Kline, Ravenna, Neb.; 10 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Patrick Wayne.

Cremation was chosen.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg; inurnment in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg.

Friends can sign the book until 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to United Presbyterian Church in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at