Janie Mae Howell, 96 of Bedford, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Friendship Manor Health Care Center. She was born on Saturday, Dec. 16, 1916 in Campbell County. She was also preceded in death by husband, Robert Everette Howell and two brothers, Henry Franklin and Owen Franklin. She was a retired employee of the Rubatex Corporation having worked in Fabrication & Adhesive and was a member of Quaker Baptist Church. Surviving are her sons, Robert Thomas Howell and wife, Melanie of Cleveland, GA, Michael R. Howell and wife, Barbara of Vinton; a daughter, Rebecca Mae Howell and husband, Joe of Floyd; grandchildren, Robert Howell, Diana Alvis, Adam Howell, Rachel Howell, Cassandra Latimer, Jennifer Howell, Sarah Howell and Jason Howell and great-grandchildren, Austin Latimer and Jackson Howell. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 10 am at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Rev. David Timma officiating. Interment followed in Virginia Memorial Park. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.