Dorothy M. Howell

LEWISTOWN Dorothy M. Howell, 89, of McClure, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:57 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born April 18, 1924, in Belltown, she was the daughter of the late Elder J. and Willa (Ray) Will.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Albert J. “Snap” Howell on Jan. 21, 2005; an infant granddaughter, Sherry; and her sister, Miriam Page.

Dorothy is survived by: her children, Thresea Mae Weaver and husband, Keith, of Indiana, Albert John Howell and wife, Sharon, of McClure, Scott Douglas Howell and wife, Barbara, of Bendersville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Milly Kearns.

She was previously employed at the Arrow Shirt Factory and the McClure Garment Factory.

She was a member of the Lawver’s United Methodist Church in McClure.

Dorothy enjoyed her vacations in Canada and collecting dolls. She was a volunteer for ball teams at the Belltown field and attended the Belltown Senior Community Center.

Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating. Interment will be in Lawver’s Cemetery.

Her family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dorothy’s memory can be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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Dorothy M. Howell

McCLURE – Dorothy M. Howell, 89, of McClure, died at 11:57 a.m., Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Lewistown Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home and will be announced upon completion.