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H. Eugene “Cookie” Howard

Birth
Knox County, Illinois, USA
Death 10 Feb 2002 (aged 78)
Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
Burial Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6284353 · View Source
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He was a Navy veteran of World War II

H. Eugene "Cookie'' Howard, 78, of Galesburg, died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg. He was born Aug. 2, 1923 in Knox County, the son of Harley E. and Margaret L. Button Howard. He married Betty Abel on May 29, 1944 in Galesburg. She survives. Other survivors include three sons, John Howard, Abingdon; Rick (Donna) Howard, Aurora and Leon Howard, Galesburg; one daughter, Sharen (Eric) Swanson, London Mills; one sister, Maxine (Howard) Windish, Wataga; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He had lived in Galesburg the past 25 years. Prior to that he lived in Abingdon where he graduated from Abingdon High School in 1943. He worked at the former Outboard Marine Corporation in Galesburg for over 36 years retiring on June 13, 1983. He was also a former Union Steward at OMC. He served in the US Navy during WWII and was a 50 year member of Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381 in Abingdon. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Abingdon Cemetery with Eleanor Landon officiating. Military Rites were conducted by American Legion Post #381. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Abingdon was in charge of the arrangements
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.



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  • Maintained by: GerbLady
  • Originally Created by: Florence Banks
  • Added: 23 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6284353
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for H. Eugene “Cookie” Howard (2 Aug 1923–10 Feb 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6284353, citing Abingdon Cemetery, Abingdon, Knox County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by GerbLady (contributor 46637511) .