Dundee - Anna M. "Annie" Howell, age 78, of Dundee, NY, died Sunday (August 17, 2014) at Keuka Comfort Care Home, in Penn Yan, NY.
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Friends are invited to call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 20) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 21) with Rev. Lucinda O'Leary officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.
Memorial contributions may be made to Keuka Comfort Care Home, P.O. Box, 107, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Anna was born August 4, 1936, in the town of Starkey, NY, the daughter of the late Leon R. and Margaret M. Lusk Coon. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1955, and continued her education at "The School of Hard Knocks." A life long local resident, she worked her entire life in the restaurant business, having been employed by various locations in Western NY; including "The Bag Piper," Dundee, "Lakeside Country Club," Penn Yan, "The Knotty Pine," Branchport, "McSeagulls," Sodus Point, and "Main Street Restaurant," Dundee, retiring in 2005. Mrs. Howell was a member of Dundee Presbyterian Church, the Dundee V.F.W. American Dads, an Honorary Member of the Dundee American Legion, member of the Montour Falls Women of the Moose, and former member of the Dundee Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, and was an accomplished seamstress. She was an "Awesome Grandma & Great Grandma"; and was an avid NASCAR Fan, and Devoted #3 Dale Earnhardt fan.
She is loved and will be dearly missed by her three sons, Steven K. Howell of Webster, NY, and Ronald A. Howell and Randy S. (Lisa) Howell; and two daughters, Debra A. (Mike) Naylor, and Wendy L. Cagle, all of Dundee, a dear daughter-in-law Jayne Howell of Dundee; seven grandchildren, Noah Naylor, Kristie (Peter) Germano, Stefanie (Mike) Furlong, Jamie (Mike Miller) Cagle, Trisha Howell, and Samantha & Nicholas Gavigan; five great- grandchildren, Jaedyn J. Brewer, Riley M. Miller, Allessa Germano, Keiarra Howell, and Cameron Michael Furlong, born exactly one hour after Annie passed away. She will also be missed by three sisters, Shirley Meyers, Beverly (Harry) Carlyon, and Barbara (Bob) Trank, all of Dundee; and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
Besides her parents, she was pre-deceased by a sister, Betty E. Smith in 1998, a brother, Robert L. Coon in 1999, 2 grandsons, Jason Naylor in 2002, and Keith Cagle in 2006, and her husband and father of her children, Kenneth Howell in 2013.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhome dundee.com.
Baird Funeral Home
36 Water Street
Dundee, NY 14837
Published in Finger Lakes Times from Aug. 18 to Aug. 20, 2014