2011-03-10 / Obituaries

Maxine H. Howell

Hancock, 88

Maxine H. Howell, 88, formerly of Hancock, Md., and a resident of Silver Age Services, Martinsburg, W.Va., died Sunday March 6, 2011, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born January 7, 1923, in Uniontown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Nora Strait Edwards and the widow of Heaston A. “Red” Howell, who died August 20, 1997, and whom she married March 13, 1939, in Hancock, Md.

She and her husband, Red, owned and operated Red’s Fruit Stand near Hancock, Md.

She is survived by two daughters: Leona Goedde and husband Ronald of Moore Haven, Fla.; Debra Smoot and husband Alan of Falling Waters, W.Va.; three sons: Arlo Howell and wife Dean of Hancock; Roger Howell and wife Kathy of Clear Spring, Md.; and Jason Howell; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Esta Everetts and Kathryn Keefer; and seven brothers: Melvin, Garvin, Glen, Lynn, Charles, Harvey and Wilmer Edwards.

Services were held Wednesday, March 9, at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. Rev. Everett Powell officiated. Burial was in Damascus Cemetery, Big Cove Tannery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Rescue Squad Inc. East Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750

Online condolences may be made at www.grovefh.com

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