Jessie L. Howell

Born: Wed., Oct. 4, 1933
Died: Fri., May 4, 2012

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Jessie L. Howell, age 78, of Oblong, Illinois, died Friday May 4, 2012 at her residence in Oblong, Illinois. She was born October 4, 1933 in Newton, Illinois, the daughter of Jesse Albert and Maggie Marie Louise (Windeknecht) Duckworth. On December 11, 1951 she married Raymond Verl Howell and he preceded her in death April 19, 1984. Jessie worked as a dishwasher at the Hi-Way Cafe' in Oblong, Illinois from 1984 to 2008; was baptized by Bro. Don Houdasheldt. Her Mother died when Jessie was 6 years old and she was raised by her father. Her hobbies included quilting and dancing and she loved her pet dog Ben.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond L. and Barbara Howell, Oblong, Illinois; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanne L. and Don Burchell, Pulaski, Tennessee; Kimberly and Bob Carter, Willow Hill, Illinois; Ellena "Lena", Elwood, Illinois; sister Amanda M. Waldrop, Oblong, Illinois; step-brothers, Larry Moore, Indiana and John Moore, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Tuesday May 8, 2012 at 10:30 am at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois, with Bro. Don Houdasheldt officiating. Visitation will be Monday 7, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois. Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the Jessie L. Howell Memorial Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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