EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – The family of Kathy Louise Howell, 74 of East Palestine, Ohio, is saddened to announce her passing on Saturday, October 7, 2023.

She was born in Salem, Ohio on May 5, 1949, to George Mathew, Sr. and Lois Amelia (Smith) McGinness.

 Kathy worked as a daycare provider.

Kathy had a big heart and she showed love and caring to her beloved family, day in and day out. She enjoyed listening to her audio books and watching Jeopardy. Kathy was also very talented, she created many knitted items throughout the years. She also loved hummingbirds. 

Kathy will be deeply missed and always remembered by her daughters, Toni and (David) Norman of Niles and Amy Ward of East Palestine; grandchildren, Derek Norman, Mathew (Ashley Lockard) Howell, Andrew Ward and Holden Ward; great-grandsons, Liam and Wyatt; great-granddaughter due in February 2024 and siblings, Larry Barr of Florida, William Barr, Scott Barr and Brenda Barr, all of Maryland and Lois Batten of North Carolina

Besides her parent’s, Kathy was also preceded in death by her husband, Perry; son, Steven Howell; brother-in-law, George McGinness, Jr. and siblings, Robert Barr, Jr. and Mary Lynn Levi.

Arrangements handled by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc.

Kathy will be desperately missed by all the family she’s left behind.  She was one a kind and to be loved by her was to be truly blessed. 

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