August 1, 1973 ~ January 29, 2023

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Donna Sue Passwater Howard (Bookie), 49, of Indianapolis, passed away on January 29, 2023.  She was born on August 1, 1973, in Indianapolis to Charles and Donna (Blackard) Passwater.  Donna attended Cosmetology School in Indianapolis before having her first child and attending GED classes later.  She was a homemaker but worked in many different fields, learning several different trades. Later she attended online college courses in hopes to gain degrees in the psychology and mental health fields.

Donna loved to cook big family meals, and always loved any and all critters. She was a fan of criminal justice research, and the what and why of the human mind. You could also catch her always doing hair or makeup on herself and the nieces.

She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Passwater and mother, Donna Passwater.

Donna is survived by her children, Shannon Passwater (Brian Cox), James Andrews, Jonathan Andrews (Kain), Justin Howard and fur baby, Eric Northman; as well as her children’s father, James Howard; grandchildren, Savannah Cox, Amyah Cox, Maddux Howard, and Lailani Howard; siblings, Bill Linville, Bob Linville, Patty Terry, Charles Passwater, Cheryl Passwater, Karen McDougalle (Passwater), Cindy Passwater, and Mark Passwate; along with several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home and/or her children and grandchildren.


Visitation: February 15, 2023 12:00 pm - March 22, 2023 2:00 pm

Legacy - Indianapolis
1604 W Morris St
Indianapolis, IN 46221

Funeral Service: February 15, 2023 2:00 pm

Legacy - Indianapolis
1604 W Morris St
Indianapolis, IN 46221

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Donna Sue Passwater Howard's name.

To the family for final expenses


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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Too many memories to think of just one. You’ve always been the greatest & strongest person I’ve known. Even through your struggles you still remained strong. I’ll never forget all the times we had together and wish we’d have much more. I hate to say goodbye to you although I know you’re finally at peace. Please do me a favor until my own time comes watch over all of us who loved you dearly and save a spot for me. You truly were the best aunt anyone could ask for and will be missed greatly ❤️. Love u always aunt Donna

  3. Love you sis going to miss you dearly wish I could spend more time with you and I’ve always until I get there

  4. Love you sis going to miss you dearly wish I could have spent more time with you always in my heart until we see again fly high sis love you

  5. I love you so much, going to miss you. We have done so much together, lot of awesome memories. My beautiful babysister.

  6. In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill.

  7. Your my baby sister always have and always will in my heart forever I love you always until we meet again fly high my sister I am going to miss you so much

    Love always
    One of your big sisters
    Carolyn Whipple (Baker)

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