78, Oblong, Illinois
Visitation: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday, May 7, 2012 ~ Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois
Fuenral Service: 10:30 A. M. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 ~ Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Jessie L. Howell Memorial Fund with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449.
Jessie Louise Howell, 78, Oblong, Illinois passed away at 5:02 P.M. Friday, May 4, 2012, at her residence. Born in Newton, Illinois on October 4, 1933, she was the daughter of Jesse Albert Duckworth and Maggie Marie Louise (Windeknecht) Duckworth. Her mother died when Jessie was 6 years old and she was raised by her father. She was employed as a dishwasher at the Hi-Way Cafe in Oblong Illinois from 1984 – 2008. She was baptized by Bro. Don Houdasheldt. Her hobbies included quilting and dancing and she loved her pet dog Ben.
On December 11, 1951, she married Raymond Verl Howell, who preceded her in death on April 19, 1984. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Gregory Lee Howell; three brothers: Gene, Dale and Gale Duckworth and her step-mother, Sylvia Duckworth.
Jessie is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Raymond L. & Barbara Howell; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanne L. & Don Burchell, Kimberly & Bob Carter and Ellena “Lena”; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Amanda M. Waldrop; two step-brothers, Larry Moore and John Moore; several nieces and nephews.
Bro. Don Houdasheldt will officiate the funeral service. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Illinois.