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Mary E. Howell

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“We are so sorry to hear of Marys passinng. She always had a smile for us and was a very sweet loving lady. Love and prayers to all the family Walter...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Sissy Neely - True, WV - friend

“Jerry and family, So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you all. Junior,...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Martha Cregger - Bluefield, VA

“Mary was a big part of my life the ten years I was married to Marty. She loved the Lord and her family. My heart breaks for the family as three of...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Deborah Howell Burris - Dallas, NC

“My heart goes out to Timmy, Mr. Howell and all the family for the loss of such a great woman. In my short friendship with Mrs. Howell im assured...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: DALE STARKS - Hinton, WV - Friend

“My sympathy goes out to all of Ms. Mary's family. She was a joy to be around. I'm sure she has been told "Well done, my good and faithful servant!" ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Betsy Porterfield - Athens, WV

“My dearest Aunt Mary, The wings of angels brought you home to rest in the arms of those we lost on this earth before you. You will be missed by so...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Stacie Mills Laurence - Mantua, OH

“I will never forget the times I spent at Mary's all the food and family and how her home always felt like the place you wanted to be. I will never...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Beth Collins Mathena and Dorothy Collins - WV

“Will miss your laugh and country cooking. Will miss the high spirited family times together but know you needed a rest. Know you are loved and deeply...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Patricia Michelson and Rhonda Reyes and Family - MD

“So sorry I will always miss you Mary my sympathy to all your family and friends ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Eloise Perdew - Pipestem, SC


Mary E. Howell, 82, of Pipestem, died Sunday evening, April 8, 2012 at her home with her loving family gathered by her side. Born June 18, 1929, in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late Cauley E. Hill and Nellie Cleo Bruce Hill. Mary was a graduate of Princeton High School, a former cook at Pipestem Elementary School and with Pipestem State Park (Black Bear Restaurant). Mary was a devoted member of Painters Chapel United Methodist Church, the Willing Workers Class and with other areas within the church. She loved her Lord and her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter in law, Donna Howell.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 60 years, Martin Luther Howell; Six children, Michael Reed Bailey & wife Kathy of Delaware, Martin Edward Howell,
Kenneth "Jerry" Howell both of True, Regina Carol Danieley of Pipestem, Timothy Wayne Howell both of Pipestem, Thomas Kevin Howell & wife Melissa of Charlotte NC
And the apple of her eyes, her 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; Her siblings, Richard & Jeannie Hill of Speedway, Gene & Mary Hill of Princeton, Linda & Dickie Mills of Florida, Ernestine Clark of Athens, Dena Lucas of Staffordsville VA, And her former daughter in law, Helen Smith of Delaware. A celebration of life for Mary Howell will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, April 12, 2012 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Tommy Mounts officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:30 PM until the service hour at the funeral home. Mary's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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