Mildred E. Howard was born in Payne, Ohio, on March 13, 1884, the daughter of Jasper Newton (J. N.) and Martha Jane (Ayers) Howard. Her father, J. N. Howard, was a pioneer minister of the Church of God (Evening Light Reformation). Mildred also grew up and became a minister in the Church of God. She never married, but devoted her life to the work of the Lord. She wrote the words of song #245 in the Evening Light Songs hymnal, “Consecration.” Those words, no doubt, express the spirit of her devoted life. She spent most of her life in the state of Indiana and died in Indianapolis on December 11, 1967, at the age of 83. Her body was laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Indiana.