Obituary: Ethel “Gidget” Howard


Ethel V. “Gidget” Howard, 55, of Gettysburg, PA passed away suddenly, January 3, 2021.

Born June 26, 1965 in Gettysburg, PA Ethel was the daughter of the late Gladys V. (Minor) Howard and Lawrence E. Hill.

Ethel is survived by her four children, Terry Lee Sistrunk, Jr. and his wife Jazmine, of Hanover, PA, Derrick Lee Sistrunk, of Gettysburg, PA, Victoria Lynn Sistrunk, of Princeton, WV, and D’Angelo Jaun Howard, of Gettysburg, PA.

Together Ethel had 12 grandchildren whom she enjoyed spending time. Ethel “Gidget” enjoyed taking long walks, watching her soap operas, as well as watching Doja the cat. She attended Gettysburg Area schools.

Ethel also leaves behind her brothers and sisters, Mary Howard, of Pittsburgh, PA, Randolph Howard, of York, PA, M. Jean Green, of Gettysburg, PA, Ronald Howard, of Gettysburg, PA, Virginia Williams Lardon, of Virginia, Jackie Howard, of Florida, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.

Unfortunately, because of the COVID 19 pandemic funeral services will be private, and reserved for the family, however the family is planning on having a Celebration of Life repass in June around what would have been Gidget’s 56th birthday. The Monahan Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements and online condolences may be made at

This obituary was originally published here.

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