Does a widow still go by Mrs?
A widow is traditionally addressed as Mrs. John Jones, but if you feel the guest may not want to be addressed that way, it's completely okay to ask her how she prefers to be addressed. A divorced woman who has kept her married name should be addressed as you suggested — Ms. Jane Johnson.
Are you a widow if your divorced husband dies?
If her ex-husband is deceased, essentially the same eligibility rules would apply, except that she could get benefits as early as 60. By the way, you are right when you said that a woman whose ex-husband dies is technically not his widow. So I just call a woman whose ex-husband has died a “divorced widow.”
At what age can a widow collect her deceased husband’s Social Security?
age 60The earliest a widow or widower can start receiving Social Security survivors benefits based on age will remain at age 60. Widows or widowers benefits based on age can start any time between age 60 and full retirement age as a survivor.
What do you call your dead husband?
Seriously. The correct terminology for a deceased spouse is “late”. It is by no means the best term in the world as I don't remember my own late husband being “late” for anything, but it is certainly much better than “ex”.