SANDUSKY: Carol Howell 67, residing in Sandusky, passed away Thursday afternoon at the Stein Hospice Care Center after a 17 year battle with ovarian cancer.
Carol was born on May 17, 1946 in Fremont, Ohio to the late Walter Woodrow and Edna Mae (Massman) Noftz. Carol was raised in Clyde, Ohio and graduated from Clyde High School in 1965.
Carol was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. She also was a member of the Remember Cruisin Car Club. She enjoyed going to car shows, spending winters in Florida, shopping and spending time with all her friends. Her greatest joy was to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Carol is survived by her husband Bob Howell whom she married on December 17, 2000; one daughter Tammy (Brian) Drossman of Milan; one step-daughter, Tonya (James) Watts of Maumee; one son, Shawn (Autumn) Skinner, of Columbus; two step-sons, Dan (Tina) Howell and Tim (Nicole) Howell both of Sandusky; 13 grandchildren; Ethan, Gavin, Obbsession, Rikkie, Kolby, Tyler, Braden, Blake, Evan, Elliott, Emerson, Logan, and Hunter; two great- grandchildren, Milan and Naujae; one sister, Mary (Donald) Lovins of Sandusky; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Including her parents, Carol is preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Skinner.
Friends may call on Monday, July 1, 2013 from 5-8 PM at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 10:30AM in the funeral home. Pastor John Mawhirter will officiate. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Norwalk.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice 1200 Sycamore Line Sandusky, Ohio 44870 and Zion Lutheran Church 503 Columbus Ave. Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
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