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Genell Howell

June 23, 1922 — September 29, 2016

Genell Howell

Floy Genell Howell, age 94 passed on this life on Thursday, September 29, 2016 in the Wabash Christian Center in Carmi.  Genell as most knew her was born on June 23, 1922 in Concord, IL to the late Chandos and Ada (Brockett) Elliott.  On June 24, 1939 she married Maurice Howell who preceded her in death in 1992. 

Genell lived most of her life near Cottonwood on the family farm where Maurice and her raised there family.  She was a faithful member of the Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Cottonwood for many years.  She loved to Knit, was a superb seamstress, great cook and also loved to do ceramics.  She was always active in the community where she was a 4H leader, a member of the Gallatin County Home Extension and the Cottonwood Club.  Her real love was her family.  Genell will be so missed by many.

She is survived by, 2 daughters, Diana (Gary) Sanders of Norris City, IL, and Karen (Don) Apple of Newburgh, IN.  A sister, Mary Lou Veatch Marrs of Prescott, Arizona and brother G. Frank Elliott of Carmi, IL  8 Grandchildren,  Mark (Renee) Sanders, Greg Sanders, Holly (Matt) Aitken, Melanie Mayo, Scott (Misty) Apple, Brittany (Scott) Thompson, Brooke (Todd) Traylor and Elliott (Aspen) Howell.  A daughter in law, Marsha Kay Howell.  16 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by, a son, Stanley Howell, and siblings, Jennevee Vaupel, Merrill Elliott, Chan Elliott and John Elliot.

Visitation for Genell will be on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway.  Her funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home with Rev. Bud Peyton officiating.   Her interment will be in Union Ridge Cemetery.

You may make a donation in her memory to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Notes of comfort to the family can be sent at www.coxandson.com

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