Ernest E. ‘Gene’ Howell

Ernest E. “Gene” Howell, 85, of Rinard Mills, Ohio, passed away Thursday (July 25, 2013) at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, W.Va.

Ernest was born Thursday, March 22, 1928, in Lebanon, Ohio, to the late Clarence and Christina B. Soles Howell. Ernest worked for Union Carbide.

He is survived by his children, Sondra Gembecki of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Edward Howell (Rosie) of Wilmington, N.C., Terry Howell (Marsha) of Marietta and Jeff Howell (Helen) of O’Fallon, Mo.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Geneva Holland of Tucson, Ariz., Shirley Holland of Marietta, Luella Marshall (Robert) of Canton, Ohio, Susie Piatt of Greenfield, Ohio; aunt Ruby Howell of Rinard Mills, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, brother, daughter and two sons.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today (July 29, 2013) at Hadley Funeral Home New Matamoras. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery.

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