Ernest E. "Gene" Howell, 85, of Rinard Mills, Ohio, passed away Thursday (July 25, 2013) at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, W.Va. Ernest was born Thursday, March 22, 1928, in Lebanon, Ohio, to the late Clarence and Christina B. Soles Howell. Ernest worked for Union Carbide.
He is survived by his children: Sondra Gembecki of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Edward Howell (Rosie) of Wilmington, N.C., Terry Howell (Marsha) of Marietta and Jeff Howell (Helen) of O'Fallon, Mo.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Geneva Holland of Tucson, Ariz., Shirley Holland of Marietta, Luella Marshall (Robert) of Canton, Ohio, Susie Piatt of Greenfield, Ohio; aunt, Ruby Howell of Rinard Mills, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, two sons, a brother and a daughter.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, July 29, 2013, at Hadley Funeral Home New Matamoras, Ohio. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial to follow in Hopewell Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com.