December 18, 1947 - October 7, 2018

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Service

Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:00 PM Grace Chapel Church

Visitation

Visitation Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM at Grace Chapel Church

Karen Howell, 70, of Urbana, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Mercy Health Urbana Hospital.

She was born December 18, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Vearl Gene "Tom" and Delores Louella (Petrisak) Glosser. Karen earned her associates degree in 1991 from Edison State and worked as an RN in Mercy Hospital in Urbana, Ohio, Heartland of Urbana and Green Hills Nursing Home. Karen also worked as a tax preparer for Liberty Tax in Bellefontaine & Springfield and a secretary to the missionaries of the West Central Southern Baptist Association. She enjoyed cooking and crocheting in her free time.

Karen is survived by her husband of 50 years, Romer D. "R.D." Howell; her daughters, Angie (Thomas) Laudermilk and Andrea (Matthew) Slack; her son, Ashley Howell; her aunt, Dorothy Barrie; and her niece, Karla Sands.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Kathy Sue Rinker Allen.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Grace Chapel Church, 500 Linden St., West Liberty, Ohio with Pastor Mike Eckstein officiating. The family will receive friends for 2 hours prior to the service from 5-7 PM. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in Mill Creek Cemetery, Todd, North Carolina.

Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

Condolences

Barbara Fields - Oct 16, 2018
Karen was a loving, compassionate person. I attended her graduation and was so proud of her. She deserved much love from all that knew her well.
Eleanor Jane McGuire - Oct 11, 2018
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Karen at Mercy hospital, Urbana, and attended Living Faith Baptist Church. I was able to speak with her a some weeks ago in the ER in Urbana. Such a beautiful spirit for someone so ill. I rejoice that she is with Jesus and whole but I grieve for your loss. Keeping you close in thought and prayer. In Christian love Eleanor McGuire
Eleanor Jane McGuire - Oct 11, 2018
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Karen at Mercy hospital, Urbana, and attended Living Faith Baptist Church. I was able to speak with her a some weeks ago in the ER in Urbana. Such a beautiful spirit for someone so ill. I rejoice that she is with Jesus and whole but I grieve for your loss. Keeping you close in thought and prayer. In Christian love Eleanor McGuire
Barbara Hatfield - Oct 9, 2018
Sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. Prayers for you and your family.

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