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Martha J. Howell, 92, of Ashland, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland.
Martha was born Aug. 13, 1925, in McDowell, W.Va., a daughter of the late George and Nancy Hatten Lilly.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Howell; sons Paul and Johnny Howell; daughter Cathy Howell; 11 brothers; and four sisters.
Martha was a longtime resident of Ashland. She retired from Elmwood Village after many years of service. She was of the Christian faith and was a devoted homemaker to her family. She will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her sons, Timothy Howell of Ashland and David (Terri) Howell of Ashland; three daughters, Janet (Mike) Murphy of Ironville, Sandy (Dick) Walker and Mary (Brian) Bays of Ashland; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at Steen Funeral Home 13th St. Chapel by Charles Rice. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 11, 2017
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