Evelyn  Howe


Evelyn M. Howe, 79, of Blakesburg, died at 6:25 a.m. May 11, 2019 at Monroe County Hospital in Albia.
She was born September 13, 1939 in Ottumwa to Earl C. and Margery Millard Gray. Evelyn married Larry Howe and he preceded her in death on March 16, 2018.
A 1956 graduate of Blakesburg High School, Evelyn and her husband lived in Florida for over 40 years, moving back to Blakesburg in 2003.
She had worked at Cape Canaveral in Florida, in various banks and for Walmart in Ottumwa for 10 years, retiring in January 2019.
Evelyn was a member of Blakesburg Christian Church, Blakesburg Garden Club, Blakesburg Development Corporation and the Blakesburg Lions Club. She loved taking care of her family. Evelyn was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed music and watching sports.
She is survived by her daughter, Lori (Richard) Williams of Vero Beach, FL; step-daughter, Terri Lynn Laughlin of Safford, AZ; step-son, Larry James Howe Jr. of Cedar Rapids; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; siblings, Alan (Nancy) Gray of Ottumwa, Richard L. (Tula) Gray and Sharon (Jim) Daugherty both of Blakesburg; sister-in-law, Vikki Waller of Cedar Rapids; many nieces, nephews and a lot of friends.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; two grandsons, Caleb and Alden Albrecht and step-son, Mark Allen Howe.
Her body has been cremated.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at noon Thursday at Blakesburg Christian Church.
A time for friends to greet family will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blakesburg Development Corporation, Blakesburg Christian Church or Blakesburg Lions Club.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published on May 14, 2019
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Jeanne and Dale Howe
May 18, 2019
Very nice lady, always enjoyed talking to Evelyn and Larry.
May 17, 2019
Love and miss you til we meer again...dearest sister...
Susan Owens
May 17, 2019
Evelyn and I talked often when she worked for Harbor Federal in Ft. Pierce back in the 1990's. We had a lot of good laughs. She was simply a very nice lady who I enjoyed spending time with.
Cindy Householder
May 14, 2019
Dear Lori, I am so sorry that you are suffering the loss of your mom, who was not only your mom but also your best friend. Praying that all the precious laughs and good times will help carry you through the tough times. Just know your mom made a difference. She touched so many lives. I will be Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Linda Mein
May 14, 2019
It was a great joy to know Evelyn never will forget the great trips we shared You are in my prayers Laurie only God and time heals broken hearts
Rosalie Hawkins
May 14, 2019
She was a special lady and the world was a better place because of her.
Terry Reals - Fort Pierce, Florida
May 14, 2019
My Sincerest Condolences Go Out To The Entire Family Of My Dear Friend Evelyn Howe, As She and Her Deceased Husband Larry Had Been Close Friends Of Mine For Over 50 Years. May Evelyn Forever Rest In Peace! One Day We Will Meet Again! Respectfully, Terry Reals on 5-14-2019.
Denise Ebner
May 14, 2019
Looking forward to singing with you again in heaven!πŸŽΆπŸ’•
Dee Feske
May 14, 2019
Such a wonderful sweet lady. She will be missed.
Janet and Richard Porter
May 14, 2019
Singing with the Angels! You will be missed here on Earth by all who loved you. Rest In Peace!