Joan E. Howe, 72 of Pease Hill Road, Nelson, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at her home.
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Born Apr. 6, 1940 in Caton, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Adelbert and Winona (Hackett) Stewart.
She is survived by her husband, John K. Howe; a son, Bruce (Melissa) Kirk, Elmira, N.Y.; two daughters, Kristi (Todd) Brown and Michelle (Eric) Whalen, both of Knoxville; step sons, John Paul (Diantha) Howe, Caton, N.Y.; Tom (Faith) Howe, Andrew (Michelle) Howe and Dan (Brenda) Howe, all of Lawrenceville; step daughter, Amy (Mike) Coates, Tioga; her brothers, Gary Stewart, Caton; Duane (Sue) Stewart, Nelson; Gene (Linda) Stewart, Erwin, N.Y.; her sisters, Pat Mangus, Louisville, Ky.; Lorraine (Neal) Butler, Elkland; Barbara (Donald) Migliore, Florida; Lucille (Van) Emmons, Westfield; Melva (Michaleen) Stewart, Albuquerque, N. Mex.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joan was preceded in death by two sons, Daryl and Marty Kirk.
A memorial service was held at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 West Main Street, Elkland, on Saturday, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Sandra Hemker officiating.
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from January 25 to February 5, 2013