Cheryl J. Howell, 78

Cheryl J. Howell, 78, left this world for her heavenly home on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 in Pacific Mo., after a short and sudden illness.

She was born February 3, 1945 in Shelbyville, Ind., to Donald R. Miller and Francis (Tucker) Miller Leffler.

In her early years she worked in farming with her father and loved to ride horses.  Cheryl graduated from Triton Central High School in 1963.  She married her former husband George Howell Sr. in 1966 and became a military wife.  She attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo. as well as Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky.  Cheryl earned a degree in Occupational Therapy from IUPUI in 1993 and a diploma in Pastoral Studies in 1996 from World Harvest Bible College in Columbus, Ohio.  She worked as an assistant teacher and bus driver for Triton Central School district.  She also worked as a cashier and store manager, and as an occupational therapy assistant.  Cheryl moved to Pacific, Mo. in 2002 before retiring in 2005.  During retirement she spent most of her time tending to her flowers and garden, which quickly became her favorite hobby outside of spending time with her grandchildren.

Cheryl is survived by her mother, Francis (Tucker) Miller Leffler; sons, George Grimm-Howell (wife, Elizabeth), Donald Howell (husband, Tony Loy-Howell); grandchildren, George Owen Grimm-Howell, Meredith Grimm-Howell; sisters, Donnareita Haley, Gwendolyn Kirk, Marjorie Dailey (husband, Bruce), Melody Bedwell (husband, Kenneth); and sister-in-law, Lourdes Lorenz-Miller.

She is preceded in death by her father and sister Mary Frances “Franny” Lorenz-Miller.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, Ind. 46176.

Funeral Services will follow at noon at the funeral home with Rev. Daniel Jepsen officiating.

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve Cheryl’s family.

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