Howard "Aaron" Conkel
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CONKEL Howard "Aaron" Conkel, age 31, of Columbus, OH, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, November 25, 2008. His father and mother, Howard and Billie, sisters, April (Barry), Becci (Marc) and precious daughters, Kaylee, Olivia, and Abigail, niece, Kaity, nephews, Isaac and Luke, and aunt, Helen, will forever cherish the memories of Aaron and find peace in the assurance that he is resting now in the Lord's care. Aaron's kind heart will also be missed and remembered by many friends and loved ones. Aaron was accepted into the Bradford School of Culinary Arts and was due to start in March. Family will receive friends Sunday, November 30, 5-7 p.m. at Canaan Land FWB Church, 2777 Gantz Rd., Grove City, OH 43123. Service will be held on Monday, December 1, 1 p.m. at Canaan Land FWB Church. Reverend Alan Wright and Reverend Mike Blanton officiating. Entombment Green Lawn Mausoleum. Contributions may be made in Aaron's memory to Canaan Land FWB Church. Arrangements by O.R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High St. Sign the online guestbook at

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2008.
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November 26, 2010
Billie, Howard, and girls
It has been 2 yrs since Jesus took Aaron home, I know he is still sadly missed and in all of our hearts and thoughts. He turned into a great father and wonderful son and brother, just know we will all see him again in heaven. God Bless you All our love
Marlene and family
July 1, 2010
Howard, Billie, Becci, and April my thoughts and prayers go out to you. It has been many years since I have spoken or seen any of you but my heart is filled sadness for all of you.
Ken Arsenault
December 9, 2009
"John Boy",
I miss you a lot today. I know you're in a heavenly place and can't read this, but....
It's been a year since you left us. It's really hard now, especially with deer season. Dad is having a hard time. He doesn't say much, but I can see it in his eyes. My heart still hurts. I often think of how much more time we as a family were spending together. You came back to us, I think, only for God to give us that very special part of you before He had to take you. I thank God for the last few months before you left us. I cry and think about you every day. I miss you.
Your "thithy",
November 23, 2009
Howard,Billie and Girls. it has been a year since Aaron left us. He is in my thoughts almost daily, I will see someone who looks like him, acts like him, or see the pain still in Howard and Billies eyes. We all still miss Aaron so much but can talk about him with peace because we know he is at peace with our heavenly Father. Becci and April I know you miss your brother but just hang onto the happy memories and the Lord will see us all thru the sad times, if he brings us to it, He will bring us thru it. Love you all and miss him too Marlene. Christi and Jacob
December 26, 2008
Aaron we love you and miss you very much, love your cousin Sarah
Sarah Conkel
December 6, 2008
Billie ,Howard and girls, you are in my thoughts and prayers always. Aaron will be missed by all who loved him.. Just hang onto your memories. Love you all.. marlene
Marlene Romans
December 4, 2008
Billie and Howard,
My heart aches. I often think of Aaron and smile; I remember the ornery things he did, and I remember the sweetheart kid that he was. I have often wondered about him as an adult and how he was doing. I loved being his teacher; he taught me a great deal. I would love to hear from you, and learn about Aaron the man.
Susan Campbell (formerly: Guthrie)
December 2, 2008
Thoughts and Prayers to Aaron's family, I went to school with him and I was sad to hear of him passing. I wish that I may have gotten to see him.
Meredith Aiello
December 2, 2008
I was friends with April in high school and was so sorry to hear about the loss of her brother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please feel free to contact me April if you need anything!!
Kristen Delay (Meeks)
December 2, 2008
Dear Becci and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Janie Bedell
December 2, 2008
Becci and Family,

Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss.
Bobette Yocum
December 2, 2008
I am so sorry about your loss. May God bless you.
Clarissa Furlong
Clarissa Furlong
November 30, 2008
We love you very much Aaron!
Your cousins, Amy & Justin
Amy (Conkel) Dranschak
November 30, 2008
Aaron you have forever left an impression on me and my family and all those people who had the opportunity to know you. My family and I love you very much and will miss you terribly. I know you are with the Lord in peace!
Michael Preston
November 30, 2008
Dear Howard & Billie,Darrell and my heart goes out to you and the family.I don't know what to say,God Be With You Always.Love Darrell&Renie
Renie Romans
November 30, 2008
I am very sorry about the loss of Aaron. I know he is deeply missed by many people. Traci, Abby, and Kenzie, my heart is with you guys. I know this is a very terrible time for you and I hope you are able to find peace in your hearts knowing he is in a much better place and that he will always be watching down on you.
Angie Hall
November 29, 2008
To Howard and Billy,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We hope that you are consoled by the thoughts that Aaron is at peace and being comforted by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rick & Kay Bidwell
November 29, 2008
Howard,Billie & Family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss.Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family.
Bert & Traci Whitaker
November 29, 2008
A man with an amazing heart and soul has left this earth way too soon. A friend like no other - we will miss you so much Ace. May you rest peacefully now and know you will forever be loved and never be forgotten.
With Love,
Mark, Alisha, Brandon and Blade Such
Alisha Smith
November 29, 2008
Howard And Billie
We were so sorry to of your loss. We know words cannot describe or help the hurt you are feeling right now. You have our deepest sympathies, and know that God will help you in this trying time.
Bea, Terri,Janice and Jackie Anderson
Theresa Mills
November 29, 2008
Howard, Billie, Becky & April,

My family & I were saddened to learn of Aaron's passing. What comfort we have in knowing that Aaron has beheld Him. We are praying for all of you. May God comfort you & sustain you in the days ahead. Until we all meet again...
Ann Bear
November 29, 2008
Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. My brother Vince & I went to high school with Aaron. He was always a very nice guy.
Andrea Iacovetta-Day & Vince Iacovetta
November 29, 2008
Howard and Billie: I am so sorry for your loss, The girls and I will miss him so much. There will always be a special place in our hearts for him.
Traci Kenzie and Abigail
Traci Blevins
November 29, 2008
Aaron I hope you are at peace. You will be missed! It was great to know you!
Darrin Estepp
November 28, 2008
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Stan &Dorothy Pemberton
November 28, 2008
Howard & Billie,
Our hearts go out to you and your family. We did not have the pleasure of knowing your son but our thoughts are still with you in this time of loss.
Mark & Janine Gillispie
November 28, 2008
A memorial website has been started for Aaron - please visit it and help us to make it as complete as possible.
Julianne Prosek
November 28, 2008
Grandy and Poppy and our "Columbus Family", we are so sorry about the loss of Aaron - he was a beautiful man and a loving Daddy and we'll always have a special place in our hearts for him. Julie and Olivia
Julie Prosek
November 28, 2008
Howard & Billie,
My heart goes out to you and your family. Aaron & I were best of friends growing up (which I'm sure you know we were always together). I'm deeply sadden by this unfortunate event in which I'm sure you and your family are. I have always thought about Aaron and missed being a part of his and your lives. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Renae Jones (Higginbotham)
November 28, 2008
November 28, 2008
Billie & Howard, My heart breaks for you at the loss of Aaron. May God give you and your family the strength you will need to carry on. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless and be with you.
Dianna Derifield
November 28, 2008
Honey and Billie: You have my deepest sympathy. You can be assured that he is with the Lord and in very good hands. Peace be with you. Dolores
Dolores Breckenridge
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