|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1927|
|Death: ||Jun. 2, 2004|
Ruth Howell Born Nov. 11, 1927, in Carthage, Ill., she was the daughter of Fred and Lula Gillenwater Belknap. On Sept. 12, 1953, she married Kenneth H. Howell in Keokuk. He died Jan. 6, 1992.
Mrs. Howell was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Keokuk and the Low Vision Support Group in Keokuk. She enjoyed gardening. She also liked to quilt, embroider and crochet and square dancing.
Survivors include three daughters, Judy Collins of Fort Worth, Texas, Diana Zimmerman of Peoria, Ill., and Pam Hartzell of Carthage; six grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; six sisters, Alletia Hale of Carthage, Erma Inman of Texas, Dorothy Bundy and Rosa Hoing, both of Rock Island, Ill., Evelyn Brown of Moline, Ill., and Betty Castelli of Chicago; and three brothers, Franklin Belknap and Willis Belknap, both of Carthage, and Jessie Belknap of Rock Island.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, five sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
The funeral for Mrs. Howell will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Vigen Memorial Home, with the Rev. Jack Spratte officiating. Burial will be in Keokuk National Cemetery.
Hawk Eye, The (Burlington, IA) - June 4, 2004
Keokuk National Cemetery
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Record added: May 26, 2010
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