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Thursday December 29th, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00am

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Emanuel Dutch Hill Bible Church
Friday December 30th, 2016

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Arlene S. Howell

Arlene S. Howell, age 90, 219 Dutch Hill Road, Bloomsburg, went to her eternal home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 24, 2016, at 3:30 p. m. at her home.

Born in Shamokin on September 18, 1926, a daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Jane (Siddle) Steinhart. She was the youngest of nine children, having three sisters and five brothers.

Arlene was a 1944 graduate of Mt. Carmel Township High School where she was the class valedictorian. She went on to graduate from the former  Geisinger Hospital School of Nursing where she also was her class valedictorian

She was a member of the Emanuel Dutch Hill Bible Church where she was active in many activities. She attended the Christian Women's Club for many years and guided several Bible studies.

She and her late husband, Donald, traveled extensively. Especially precious to her were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family was her pride and joy. Her favorite hobbies were studying the Bible and watching football. She could be found each morning doing devotions and praying for family and friends. An avid football fan, she faithfully watched all levels of football and she knew players from various teams, especially if they were Christians. Her favorite team was Penn State.

Arlene brought joy and happiness to all the lives she touched. She was the pillar of her family and was most happy when her beloved family would gather. She had a wonderful listening ear and led many people to our Lord. She was a true friend and was counted on for everything. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten by her family and friends. We know God has a special place in heaven so she may watch over us until we join her. We love you Mom and always will.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald R. Howell on August 2, 1998; her daughter Suzanne M. Howell on December 18, 2015; and by eight siblings.

Arlene is survived by a daughter, Nancy A., wife of Brian E. Leighow; two sons: D. Randy Howell, and his wife Tina and Christopher R. Howell, and his wife Tina, all of Bloomsburg; six grandchildren: Angie Halterman; Eric Leighow; Gabriela Howell; Adrianna Howell; Alexus Howell; Jack Howell;  five great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a. m. in the Emanuel Dutch Hill Bible Church, 604 Dutch Hill Road, Bloomsburg, with her pastor, Rev. George A. Zerbe,  officiating. Interment will be made in the Church Cemetery, followed by a luncheon in the church social hall.

Viewing will be Thursday from 6-8 p. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg and on Friday from 10-11 a. m. at the Church.

Arlene loved flowers, however if you prefer to remember her with a contribution to the Emanuel Dutch Hill Bible Church or to the Geisinger Columbia Montour Home Hospice, 410 Glenn Ave., Bloomsburg, that will likewise be appreciated.

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A candle was lit in memory of Arlene Howell

Dennis W. Nichols Dec 30 2016 12:00 AM

Sending prayers and condolences to Howell family from the Nichols Family (Dennis, Stephanie, Garrett and Riley). If anyone needs a shoulder I'm there. Again we are sorry for the loss. RIP

Dennis W Nichols Dec 30 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Nancy & Family and Howell Family, So very sorry to read of your loved one's passing.
She certainly lived a long and full life, but still, we're never ready to say our final good-byes.
May you all find comfort in God's Love and your many memories. Holding you in prayer.
In Christian Sympathy and Friendship, Karleen and Ted

Karleen and Ted Smith Dec 29 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arlene Howell

Karleen and Ted Smith Dec 29 2016 12:00 AM

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Chris, Tina, Alexis and Jack -

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Jarrid, Amy and Witney Doyle Dec 28 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arlene Howell

Kathy Hummel ~ my heart goes out to all of you. Dec 28 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, but thankful for Heaven's gain. Your mom will be remembered fondly, especially when September 18th rolls around... our birthday. May God grant you peace.

Nancy Skopic Jacobs Dec 28 2016 12:00 AM

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. As you well know, she was a great lady. I have many, many fond memories of our family's adventures together. She has joined your father and my parents to continue their long and happy friendship in heaven.

Vickie Kressler (Cheryl Gaskill) Dec 27 2016 12:00 AM

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