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Ferne Howell

Obituary of Ferne Louise Howell

Ferne Louise Howell, 96, of DeLand FL died from natural causes at Oak Manor Assisted Living Home. She was born July 8, 1923 to Elmer Potts & Fern (Young) on their farm just east of Rossville IL. After attending Danville Business College, she was a loyal employee at the Rossville Packing Co, & Schlect Farm for more than 60 years. She was married to Dallas Foster, of Rossville, from 1950 - 1968. In 1979, she married Chelsea Howell of Potomac. Both now deceased. Louise is survived by daughter, Teresa Foster Vipond & son-in-law, Timothy Vipond of DeLand FL; grandson, Andrew, his wife Elizabeth, & their daughter, Amelia of Port Orange, FL; niece, Bonne Bowles, of Danville, & nephew, John Davis, of Ft. Myers, FL. She was preceded in death by her 2 sisters, Rae Bowles of Rossville & Bobbie Davis of Danville. Louise was a long-time, active member of the Rossville United Methodist Church. She was involved in many social & civic activities as well. Playing bridge was her favorite hobby which she did 2-3 times per week. She traveled extensively with her family & spent each winter with them in Texas. Burial will be at the Rossville Cemetery. A memorial service will be determined at a later date pending safe travel for the family.
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