Mary Ellen Howell
1956 - 2021
Mary Ellen (Pfeifer) Howell, age 64, born September 16th, 1956 passed away after a long tough battle with cancer, on April 13th, 2021. Mary Ellen was the loving mother to Mike, Billy and John and daughter-in-law, Jen. Loving grandmother to Lexi and Jace who she loved and adored. Mary Ellen was married to Bill for 40 years. His best friend. Mary Ellen grew up in the Canaryville area in Chicago and never forgot where she came from. Karen Zalewski from Oak Lawn is her surviving sister who she would do anything for and did. Bob and Bill Pfeifer, brothers, are preceded in death.

Mary Ellen lived in Palatine for over 35 years, she loved and enjoyed her many nieces and nephews and looked forward to her vacations with Kathy, Mike, Jack, Pat, Nancy and Gary, especially to Hilton Head, SC. Mary Ellen will be missed very much by Bill and her family. She was a loving, caring person who would do anything for her family. The funeral service will be held private. For more information, please call 847-359-8020.

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Apr. 18, 2021.
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I have so many good memories of my Aunt Maryellen. All the summers we spent at the cottage in Michigan with our family. My condolences to my Uncle Bill for his loss.
Bill Pfeifer
April 28, 2021
My deepest sympathy to your family. I am a cousin to Mary Ellen and her mother Lorraine and my mother Colleen were sisters. We grew up together always seeing each other on the weekends at our grandparents house, her parents and my parents home. We always had so much fun just being together with our cousins. I have so many wonderful memories of Mary Ellen and I'm truly heartbroken to hear of her passing. She was such a kind and loving person and will miss her dearly. God rest her soul.
Eileen (Reh)Ware
April 19, 2021