March 20, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:00 AM Church of God of Prophecy, Mechanicsburg
Loretta Jean Howell of Mechanicsburg, passed on to begin a new life in heaven on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, the first day of spring, in Essex of Springfield.
She was born June 12, 1938 in Ashtabula, Ohio the only child to the late Francis John Radob(ersky) and Angela Mary (Jachimiak) Radob(ersky).
Loretta was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, Mechanicsburg. She retired from K-Mart after 20 years of service and Wal-Mart after 15 years of service. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, quilting, reading, canning and sewing. She has traveled coast to coast several times in her life. She always enjoyed the company of family and friends and in her later life she enjoyed genealogy and computer games. Loretta was a very hard working, independent woman. Being a child of the depression era, she was accustomed to working long, difficult days and stretching every dollar. She was very compassionate, generous, and always willing to help other people. Throughout her life she took in and helped raise a few ‘adopted’ kids, whom she loved just as if they were her own children. Loretta loved bluegrass and country music, as well as dancing to it. She was a ‘cat person’ and adored Siamese cats most of all. Loretta often reflected on her life in Kentucky, where she got to plant large gardens along the valley of hills. She was very fond of gathering with family and friends and reminiscing about the good ole days.
She is survived by her six children, Frank (Dana) Bartlett, Jack (Lynn)Howell, Bill Howell, Cyndi (Kevin) Moehn, Teresa (Gary)Bailey and Susie (TJ) Shetterly; her grandchildren, Craig and Aaron Bartlett, Brandon Horn and Christy (Horn) Fife, Bethany and Krysta Moehn, Chris Howell, Bradley, Jenny and Zach Bailey and Gabriel Short; her great grandchildren, Rebecka and Trenton Bartlett, Hannah, Kathryn and Emma Bailey, Christian and Rebekah Howell as well as numerous other relatives.
She is preceded in death by her grandson, Shawn Howell and great granddaughter, Hannah Bartlett as well as numerous other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012 in the Church of God of Prophecy, Mechanicsburg with Rev. Richard Aites officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. Services are entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of God of Prophecy, 130 Park Ave, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.