March 18, 2020

Ralph E. Howell, 79 of Quincy, Illinois died March 9, 2020 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

The son of Charles Clifford and Mary Margaret Link Howell was born on November 29, 1940 at Rock Island, Illinois He was united in marriage to Karen Mason on May 12, 1963 at the Columbus Road Baptist Church in Quincy, Illinois.

Ralph was a member of the Moose Lodge in Quincy. He liked to go camping, fishing and boating as well as working in his garage.

He is survived by his wife Karen Howell of Quincy, Il.; son, Charles C. Howell of Va.; daughter, Mitzi Lynne Howell of Quincy, Il.; four grandchildren, Darin Howell of Quincy, Il., Kimberly Roth of Germany, Jennifer Dawn Howell of Va. and Emily Grace Howell of Va.; a great grandson, Ben Colin of Germany; sister, Linda Durst of Canton, Mo.; two sisters-in-law, Marcia Howell of Al. and Ilene Howell of Ia.; brother and sister-in-laws, Bud and Nancy Mason of Quincy, Il., David Mason of Quincy, Il., Marilyn and Dwayne Kennedy of Liberty, Il., David and Conda Denton of Fowler, Il. and Joe Mason of Liberty, Il.; special cousin, Katie & Irv Tharp of Keithsburg, Il.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Ronnie Howell, Jerry Howell, David Howell, Donnie Hardy, Bob (Deloris) Hardy; four sisters, Dorothy Gilker, Doris Whittaker, Shirley Dye, Marilyn Hardy; nephew, Danny Mason; sister-in-law, Louann Mason; brother-in-law, Dennis Durst; and a sister and brother-in-law, Shelba & George Kestner

Graveside funeral services were held March 14, 2020 at 10:30 AM at the Oquawka Cemetery in Oquawka, Illinois. Pallbearers: Tony Dye, Jason Durst, Dennis Durst, Greg Mason, Tim Mason and Darin Howell. Honorary Pallbearers: Bud Mason, David Mason and David Denton.

Memorials may be made to the Howell family or the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.arnoldsfuneralhome.net