Mary Louise Howell
October 17, 1937 - November 26, 2017
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MARY LOUISE HOWELL
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Mary Louise Howell, 80, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017, at the St. Mathias Church. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will follow the burial in Gannon Hall. Visitation will be from 9 until 10:30 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to the Ss. Mary and Mathias Parish. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com


Mary Lou was born on October 17, 1937, in Muscatine, the daughter of Wesley A. and Edith M. Fitzgerald Howard. She married Jerry P. Howell on September 21, 1957, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death on September 8, 2016.

She was a member of the Ss. Mary and Mathias Parish and the Women of the Moose. She had worked several years for Heartland Trim. She enjoyed baking, cooking, and taking care of her children and grandchildren.

Those left to honor his memory include three sons, Randy Howell and wife, Cindy, of Muscatine, Mark A. Howell and significant other, Kelly, of Muscatine, and Christopher Howell and wife, Jenny, of Muscatine; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Kylee, Kory, Collin, Owen, and Emma; one great-granddaughter, Kinley Felder; one brother, Robert Howard and wife, Nancy; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Catherine Mary Howell Zellmer on July 19, 2010; and two brothers, Thomas and William Howard.
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Date & Time

Fri, December 1, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Location

St. Mathias Church
215 West Eighth Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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Map & Driving Directions

Date & Time

Fri, December 1, 2017
10:30 AM


Location

St. Mathias Church
215 West Eighth Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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John & Sherri Manjoine
Dec 1, 2017

Our sincere sympathy at this time of sorrow.

Betty Siegrist
Nov 30, 2017

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Lou. She was the nicest, sweetest person I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Thinking of you, Chris and family.

Debbie (DeKeyrel) Beatty
Nov 29, 2017

Randy and Family, So sorry to read of your mother's passing. Hold tight to your memories, they will bring you comfort. Debbie (DeKeyrel) Beatty

Debbie & Steve Rosmus
Nov 28, 2017

Randy, Mark, Chris, and Family, we are so very sad to hear about your mom's illness and death. She was a wonderful woman and I always enjoyed visiting with her. I hope you know how amazingly proud she has always been and... more

Nov 28, 2017
Randy, Mark, Chris, and Family, we are so very sad to hear about your mom's illness and death. She was a wonderful woman and I always enjoyed visiting with her. I hope you know how amazingly proud she has always been and how she loved each of you. You were her pride and joy. I will miss her and hope beautiful memories will eventually replace the sorrow you are feeling now. Sending loving sympathy,

Debbie & Steve Rosmus
Anonymous
Nov 27, 2017

Randy, Chris, Mark and family's. I am so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She took such good care of Collin and Emma. Prayers to you at this very difficult time. Please know I'm here to help and. Am just a phone... more

Nov 27, 2017
Randy, Chris, Mark and family's. I am so very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She took such good care of Collin and Emma. Prayers to you at this very difficult time. Please know I'm here to help and. Am just a phone call away. Sincerely, Elaine and family

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Theresa Mitchell
Nov 27, 2017

Your mother MaryLou and our neighbor for many years was a sweet, kind, and helpful woman. She has earned her wings, now joins your dad and many family and friends who proceeded her.

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