Jean L. Howell, 71, of 625 14th Ave. N., Clear Lake, went to be with her heavenly father, on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011 at Heritage Care Center, Mason City, Iowa.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 at Fullerton Funeral Home, 123 2nd St. SE, Mason City. A gathering for family and friends will be from
4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Officiating will be Dima Krull. Inurnment will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Jean Howell memorial fund. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.Fullertonfh.com
Jean Louise was born the second child of five, to Edward and Stella Louise (Van Laningham) Tosel in Mason City. She graduated high school in Sedro-Woolley, Washington in 1958. She then attended beauty school at La James College in Mason City. On Oct. 5, 1963 she was united in marriage to John Howell in South Dakota and later divorced. To this union were born two children, Eric and Penny. Jean worked at various jobs in North Iowa, and for 24 years she worked for Libby Owens, and then retired after 10 years with Minnesota Rubber, both of Mason City. She grew up, was baptized and dedicated at the Open Bible Church, in Mason City. During her younger years she loved to swim with her grandchildren at State Park, crocheted, snowmobiled, golfed and spent many nights dancing at the Country Crossroads in Manly. She loved watching and feeding the birds at home.
Surviving Jean includes her two children, Eric (Linda) Howell, Garner, Iowa, Penny Kern, Mount Pleasant, Iowa; three grandchildren, Jamie Howell and her friend, Tiffany Creekmur, Mason City; Coty Howell, Garner; Nicholas (Melissa) Axiotis, Chaparral, NM; and three great grandchildren, Chloee Howell, Sidney and Joseph Axiotis; four siblings, Gary (Julie) Tosel, Omaha, Neb.; Dima (Butch) Krull, Ankeny, Iowa, Judy (Dennis) Schmidt, Mason City, Kevin Tosel, Chandler, Az.; and nieces, nephew, and great nieces and nephews.
Her father, Edward, in 2011, ex-husband and friend, John Howell in 2008, and grandson, Christopher Axiotis in 1999 preceded her in death.
Fullerton Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.