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Jean Ann Howell, 76, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 1:08 P.M. Monday, October 24, 2016 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born Monday, September 2, 1940 in Ina, Illinois to parents, James H. and Juanita R. (Johnson) Browning. She married Clyde R. "Jake" Howell on December 1, 1956 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Pastor Doug Bowers officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. A Visitation will be from 9:00 - 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Jean is survived by her husband: Clyde R. "Jake" Howell of Mount Vernon, Illinois, two sons: Tim Howell and wife Sonya of Mount Vernon, Illinois and David Howell and wife Linda of Jasper, Alabama, daughter: Stacey Staats and husband Wally of Mount Vernon, Illinois, seven grandchildren: Chris Howell and wife Amy of Pinckneyville, Illinois; Shaun Howell of Alabama; David Ray Howell and wife Dawn of Alabama; Justin Howell of Alabama; Jared Howell of Alabama; Lacy Storment of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and Blake Storment of Mount Vernon, Illinois, ten great grandchildren, and two sisters: Shirley Moyer and husband Ron of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Sandy Banes and husband Les of Mount Vernon, Illinois. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Her parents, sister: Patsy Hudgens, brother: Daniel Browning, grandson: Ashley Halbin and great grandson: Caleb Howell preceded her in death. Jean worked as a bus driver for Diel Transportation for 28 years and attended Harlan Road Church of God. For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Harlan Road Church of God or Saint Jude Children's Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences
Published on October 26, 2016
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