VAN WERT, Ohio — Delores Kay “Dee” Howell, 65, of Van Wert, died at
12:05 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the C.H.P.-Inpatient Hospice
Center in Van Wert.
She was born on July 1, 1949, in Paulding County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Robert and Mable (Hartwick) Simpson.
her parents, Dee was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Floyd
E. and Mabel Simpson, formerly of Cecil, and maternal grandparents,
William C. and Sophie Mae Hartwick, formerly of Briceton.
Dee began her teaching career at Crestview Local Schools, then was
assistant director at Wee Care Day Care and was instrumental in starting
the Convoy Preschool. She then taught at Vantage Career Center with
both adult education and GRADS - a parenting program for high school
moms and dads. She was active as an advisor for the Junior Fair Board
for 10 years, a FHA advisor for 10 years, and a ember and former trustee
of the Van Wert County Historical Society. She was a member of the Van
Wert Y.M.C.A. for over 30 years and Branch II of Van Wert County
She attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Convoy and St. Marks Lutheran Church in Van Wert.
was a 1967 graduate of Paulding High School and attended Ohio State
University earning her degree in Home Economics Education in 1971. In
2012, she received her masters degree in Interpersonal / Personal
Communication from Purdue University.
Family survivors include her
daughters, Yvonne Kay Barger of Convoy, and Elizabeth Owens “Betsy”
Howell of Columbus; son, Wayne Allen Howell of Willshire; grandson,
Marcus Anthony Howell; two brothers, Kenneth Robert (Dee) Simpson and
Charles Evan (Sue) Simpson, all of Cecil, Ohio; and sister, Cathy Louise
(Tim) Callahan of Maumee, Ohio.
Funeral services are
scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Church
in Van Wert, with the Rev. William C. Haggis, II officiating. Burial is
at Rochester Cemetery in Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio.
Visitation is scheduled for 1-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18 at Cowan & Son
Funeral Home, Van Wert, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the
Preferred memorials are to Community Health Professionals - Hospice.