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A portrait of Frank and Xavia Hightower Howard. They were married in 1942 and lived in Wichita, Kansas. Her mother Victoria Murdoch-Hightower owned and operated Citizens Funeral Home. After her mother's death in 1942, Xavia became the proprietor. She was the first female African-American licensed funeral director and embalmer in Kansas. Xavia was active in the community serving on many committees and boards. She retired from the funeral business in 1998.

Date: Between 1998 and 2000

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Item Number: 223603
Call Number: B Howard, Frank *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 223603

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