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Larry Howell

November 26, 1938 — November 7, 2019

Larry O. Howell, 80, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., at the Laurels of Shane Hill, where he had been a patient. He was born in Mercer County, Ohio, on November 26, 1938, the son of Russel G. and Clarabelle (Stover) Howell. He was married to Ardith R. ( Yoh) Howell, who preceded him in death on November 25, 2005. He later married Linda (Coil) Fisher, and she preceded in death on May 22, 2019.
Larry had worked at International Harvester in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and then continued his employment at Navistar in Springfield, Ohio, where he retired. He was a graduate of Rockford High School, and a member of the former Rockford United Presbyterian Church. After its closing, he attended New Horizons Community Church in Rockford. Larry was a member of the National Guard, and had lived in the Rockford area all his life. He loved to travel and camp while he was able, and also enjoyed going to antique tractor shows.
Surviving Larry are two children: Jeffery R. Howell of Rockford and Kimberly (Paul) Rapking of Cincinnati; two brothers: Joe Howell of Convoy, Ohio and Tom (Eleanor) Howell of Perrysburg, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Betty Howell of Wapakoneta; and many nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to his parents and his two wives, is a brother, Ralph Howell.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, in Rockford, with Pastor Ken Meyer officiating. Private burial services will take place at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Condolences may be expressed at ketchamripley.com

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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111 W 1st St, Rockford, OH 45882

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