Jerome Howard, age 68, of O’Neill, passed away Sunday morning at his home in O’Neill. There will be no services his body was cremated. Biglin’s mortuary of O’Neill is in charge of arrangements. He is survived by his wife: Marilyn of O’Neill, daughter: Elizabeth Rowse and her husband, Phillip of St. Paul, Ne., son: Mark Howard of Lincoln, Ne., and 3 Grandchildren, 3 sisters: Leona Zwingman of O’Neill, Bonnie Fritz of Norfolk and Sharon Murphy of O’Neill, 2 brothers: Norman Howard and Ron Howard both of O’Neill. He was born Sept. 18, 1939 at Verdigre, Ne. to Ora and Mary (Van Buren) Howard. He graduated from O’Neill High School. Jerome married Marilyn Plessel on August 2, 1960 at O’Neill, Nebraska. They made their home in O'Neill, where he was a self-employed truck driver mainly hauling grain. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Julia in infancy.