Barbara Jean Howell
Barbara Jean Howell, 80, died Tuesday August 5, 2014 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. A graveside service will be 11:00 am, Friday, August 8, 2014 at Glendale Cemetery.
Jean was born October 26, 1933 in Des Moines to Ralph and Maggie (Thorn) Leonard. She worked as a manager for Walgreens until her retirement. Jean liked to travel, make quilts, solve crossword puzzles and play video poker.
Survivors include her children: Rick (Annette) Lane of Puerto Rico, Diane Baldwin of Van Meter, James Lane of Van Meter; step children: Charlene (Ron) Oldt of West Des Moines, Gregg (Shirley) Howell of Des Moines, Steve (Donna) Howell of Michigan; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; one sister and one brother. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Howell, four brothers and four sisters.
The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 pm, Thursday at Iles Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Van Meter. On-line condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com.
Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322
Published in Des Moines Register on Aug. 7, 2014