Roger L. Howell

MIFFLINTOWN – Roger L. Howell, 71, of Mifflintown, died at 12:51 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Born on May 22, 1942, in Newport, he was a son of the late John A. and Nora E. (Summer) Howell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Blair, Charles, Bob and Pete Howell, and one sister, Betty Noll.

Roger is survived by: his wife, Erma M. (Collabine) Howell; son, Jeffrey Howell and wife, Beth, of New Germantown; stepson, Thomas Miller and wife, Nadine, of Lewistown; four grandchildren, Shawn, Tammy, Zach and wife, Alicia, and Jesse; two great-grandchildren, Hope and Autumn; and siblings, Annie Shull, Betsy Maxwell and husband, David, both of Newport, and Lilly Ibaugh and husband, Bill, of Dillsburg.

He was a 1961 graduate of Newport Union High School.

Roger served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

He belonged to the VFW Mifflintown Post 5863 and American Legion Post 298, Mifflintown.

All arrangements will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 123 S. Sparks St., State College, PA 16801.

Arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

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