Mrs. Jerry Howard, age 90 of Mountain Home, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Jerry was born December 28, 1927 in Campwood, Texas to Denzel and Vanoy (Dillard) Merck. Jerry and her husband, Barney were known for their excellent food at Barney’s Steakhouse, which they owned and operated together until his passing in 1992. She was a dedicated and respected member of First Baptist Church. She was always willing to help anywhere her heart felt she was needed, but the kitchen was her favorite place. She enjoyed cooking meals and baking cakes and pies for others. Mrs. Howard volunteered her time every Tuesday to help at the Family Life Center for the last few years. She was respected and loved by those that knew her and she showed the same love and respect for them. Jerry had a heart of gold and she will be dearly missed. Mrs. Howard is survived by her daughter, Sharon Dozier and husband, Eddie of Mattawan, MI; two granddaughters: Christy Dozier Cox and husband, Randy of Mattawan, MI and Misty Dozier Lowe and husband, Andrew of Strafford, NH; six great grandchildren: Tyler Cox, Cara Cox, Taylor Neal, Haley Manchester, Caleb Manchester, and Noah Lowe; two great-great grandchildren: Landon Brown and Abel Neal; one sister, Tiene Richardson of Texas; one brother, Phillip Miller of Henderson, Arkansas, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Barney Howard; parents, Denzel and Vanoy; sister-in-law, Sonnie Miller; brother-in-law, Wayne Richardson, and a nephew, Scott Miller. Celebration of Uma’s Life will be held 2:00pm Sunday, October 7, 2018 at First Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Tad Rogers officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Please visit our online guest book at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/mtnhome.