Leo O. Howell


Leo O. Howell, 71, Barnesville, Ohio, died Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehab. He was born May 26, 1937 in Barnesville, son of the late Ernest and Mildred (Coss) Howell.

He served in the Army from September 26, 1961 until September 25, 1963. Leo was a protestant and was a former employee of Bob Howell Power Equipment. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Gene Howell, Glenn Howell and an infant brother and a sister, Betty Hague.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary V. (Null) Howell; two brothers, Ernest "Ernie" (Annabelle) Howell of Barnesville and James William "Billy" (Laura) Howell of Canton, Ohio; sister, Eileen Bennett of Cambridge, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Howell Wharton of Barnesville and Betty L. Howell of Wooster, Ohio; two special nieces, Anita Wheeler and Dianne Stephens for whom he was guardian; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Chris Hanes.

There will be no visitation or service. Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio is in charge of arrangements. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Guernsey. You can send condolences on line at: www.campbellplumlymilburnfuneralhome.com