Brooklyn Kennedy Howard


March 14, 2012 - June 19, 2012



Brooklyn Kennedy Howard was born March 14, 2012, at 5:00 am to Amy Ruml and Donny Howard at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital. Brooklyn’s family was blessed with three short months, before she went to her heavenly home. Brooklyn experienced holding hands with her mommy and daddy, hugs and kisses from her family, listening as her mommy and daddy sang her songs and being told “I love you” an uncountable amount of times. Her smile would light up the room and she was always the center of attention with her bright blue eyes and “crazy” hair.  She was very alert and attentive and didn’t want to miss a thing. She was fortunate to meet almost all of her family in her short, beautiful life.  Brooklyn is deeply loved by her mommy and daddy, big brother Jacob, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many others. Brooklyn will always remain her parents’ precious baby and Jacob’s little sister and they will hold her again in heaven one day.  Those also grateful for sharing her life are her grandparents, Mark and Kathy Ruml, Kim and Ken Griffith, Mitchell; Darla Tucker, Woonsocket; great-grandparents, Robert and Shirley Ruml, Letcher; Joe and Shirley Tully, Manchester, CT; Margaret Smith, Larry and Judy Griffith, Mitchell; Donald Volmer, Draper; aunts and uncles, Keith and Jaime Ruml, Bennington, NE; Emily Ruml and Jacob Cowan, Mitchell; Nick and Amy Griffith, Tea; Alex and Karen Griffith, Sioux Falls; Amanda Griffith, St. Paul, MN; Melissa and Preston Phelps, Lincoln, NE; Meghan and Jacob Pohlen, Sioux Falls; Lincoln Griffith, Mitchell; Brittni Konrad, Papillion, NE; Cody and Erin Konrad, Mitchell and numerous family and friends.

Brooklyn was preceded in death by her great–grandmas, Ellen Volmer and Lucille Tully, great-grandpa, George Smith, great-uncles, Randy Ruml and Butch Griffith and aunt, Amber Ruml.


Friday, June 22, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, June 23, 2012
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Elizabeth Moir on June 25, 2012
Amy and family-
So sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my prayers!
Posted by dianne mullins rn on June 24, 2012
Dear parents and family of precious baby Brooklyn,
I am so sorry for your tragic loss.
As a mom, I cannot imagine the pain you are suffering and wish to share with you comfort from the Bible.
I wish to share with you comfort from the scriptures..
The Bible holds out a wonderful hope for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death.
Please read John 5:28,29 in your Bible.
Another wonderful future promise is found at Revelation 21:3,4 where it states that , pain and death will be no more. The former things will have passed away.
As you read these texts in your own Bible, may they be of comfort to you.
Sincerely Dianne Mullins
Posted by Stacy (Nicholson) Henkel on June 23, 2012
Amy and Donny.. today had to be the hardest day of your lives.. but just know she is in very good hands and remember this is not good-bye, you will be together again someday.. I know that you have a wonderful family there for you.. take it day by day and just remember we are all here for you.. Anything you need hit me up!! Take care!!
Posted by Janet and Russ Hurst on June 23, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to each of you and your families.
We are praying for Jesus strength and healing for all of you.
Posted by Carmen Walz on June 22, 2012
Donny, Amy and Family...
I'm so sorry for your loss.. Hold each other close and cling to the memories.. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers..
Posted by Bridget and Mike Neugebauer on June 22, 2012
Amy, nothing anyone can say can make this easy. Just try to get thru this one day at a time. Brooklyn will be up in heaven smiling down. Her crazy hair will one day make you laugh again. Our hearts are saddened by this. I was told and I had to sit down. So, please take care of yourself and know that you will always be in my heart. Bridget
Posted by Brandon and Stef Vevig on June 22, 2012
An angel in the book of life saw your precious Brooklyn and thought, to beautiful for the world and brought her back to be with Jesus. We are so sorry for your loss! We pray for your family.
Posted by Lloyd and Darlene Lueken on June 22, 2012
Dear Amy and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your precious baby girl, Brooklyn. We know your pain because we have endured the loss of our darling graddaughter, Cassidy, at age 4, to leukemia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Terri Pelle on June 22, 2012
Donny, and family, I am so sorry about your baby girl. This is such a hard thing as nothing anyone says will help much right now, but knowing she is in Jesus arms will hopefully bring you comfort one day. My prayers are with you and your family, God Bless you all!
Posted by Cody and Briget Hatheway on June 22, 2012
Donny & Amy, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Heather Klein-Beitelspacher on June 22, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with Donny, Amy, Jacob and the rest of the family during this loss of your beautiful girl. Despite her time on earth being short she still has blessed you in many ways and will forever remain in your hearts. May god bless you.
Posted by Chytka's on June 22, 2012
We are extremely sorry for your loss of your little girl! Our thoughts and prayers are with you Amy and all of your family.
Posted by Marlene and Mike Reuman on June 22, 2012
Donny and family - I can't imagine what you are going through right now. Know that you are in many peoples thoughts and prayers. Lean on your family and friends they will be there for you. May God Bless each and everyone of you. God has gained a very special Angel. Take Care
Posted by Jon and Mary Geise on June 22, 2012
Our prayers and thoughts are with Brooklyn's family at her loss.
You don't know us, but please know we care and are so much thinking of you.
Posted by Chris Feddersen and Crew on June 21, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss, I wish there was something I could do to ease your pain. We are just a phone call away if you need anything. God bless you and comfort you in your time of need. Chris
Posted by Tifany McKenney on June 21, 2012
Donny, Amy, Jacob and family
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.
Posted by Penny Dowling on June 21, 2012
Donny and family I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Dave, Christie, Cody and Eric Ruml on June 21, 2012
Amy, Donny, Jacob, Mark and Kathy, Emily, Keith and the rest of the family
We are so sorry for you loss of Brooklyn. Thoughts and prayers for each and everyone of you. Let us know what we can do to help and Amy we are only a drive or phone call away if you need to talk or just get away our house is always open to you and everyone.

Dave, Christie, Cody and Eric Ruml
Posted by Deb & Curt Olson on June 21, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to all of your family. We can only imagine your grief - our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Posted by Terry and Margie Johnson on June 21, 2012
We extend our deepest sympathy to your entire family - please know that we are praying for you during this difficult time.
Posted by sara tackett aka sara pratt on June 21, 2012
dear amy and the family i am soo sorry to hear what happen to your lil angel brooklyn ..the prayers and thoughts are with you during this differcult time... if u never need someone to talk please feel free to hit me up on facebook.. i am open to talk to you ya girlie ...
Posted by Marissa Miller on June 21, 2012
My heart breaks for you and your family. Heaven has welcomed a beautiful angel. You are in my constant thought and prayers.
Posted by Gretchen & Presley on June 21, 2012
Amy and Family... Our hearts go out to you! Words cant even begin to say how sorry we are hearing about your loss. Keep God close during this horrible time, as he will watch over you and hold little Brooklyn tighter than ever!
Posted by Bruce and Gerri Carpenter on June 21, 2012
Our prayers are with your family at this horrible, horrible situation. Please give Jake some extra hugs!!

Bruce and Gerri
Posted by Jamie Henkel on June 21, 2012
Donny, Amy & family,
So sorry to hear about Brooklyn we are thinking and praying for you all!! Dave & Jamie Henkel
Posted by Cherie Cogswell on June 21, 2012
I want you to know you have been in my thoughts. I wish I was there to help somehow. Love to you and your family.
Posted by Jane amick on June 21, 2012
Our deepest sympathy as you deal with this devastating loss. We are praying for all of you. Heaven has welcomed a precious little angel.
Posted by Cindy Alexander on June 21, 2012
Posted by diane lawrence on June 21, 2012
so so sorry for your loss...I can only imagine your devastation at this time..God Be with you as he takes another little Angel into his kingdom..God Bless your journey little Brooklyn..youi have left your mark on this world...
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