Charles Howe

Charles HoweCharles S. “Cy” Howe, 94, of rural Lewistown died at 7:45 p.m. Feb. 15, 2008, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

He was born Nov. 20, 1913, in Isabel Township Fulton County, a son of Thomas E. and Grace Long Howe. He married Nina N. Rose on March 14, 1937, in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Warren (and Linda) Howe of Knoxville, Larry Howe of Springfield, Ohio, Terry (and Sydney) Howe of Cedarcreek, Mo., and David (and Judi) Howe of Lewistown; one sister, Onilee (and William) Merrill of Astoria; three grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and one step great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

He was a farmer, and started farming with horses. He farmed and lived at the same farm for 68 years. He was secretary of the South Fulton School Board for many years and had been the 4-H leader of the Pacemakers 4-H Club. He was a Hobit Seed sales representative for over 30 years.

Services were held Monday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with Rev. Jerry Lawyer officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown.

Memorials may be made to Clayberg Nursing Home or Lewistown Rescue Squad.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/20/2008