Martha Iona Howell


(Sept. 25, 2004)

Memorial services were held Tuesday at Miratsky Memorial Chapel in Powell for Martha Iona Howell, 81, of El Cajon, Calif., who died Friday, Sept. 25 in Powell.

The Rev. Jack Phillips officiated. Inurment will be at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma, Calif.

She was born April 5, 1923, in Windfall, Ind., to Ross and Grace (Gillapsy) Tolle. She married Charles F. Howell on Feb. 15, 1948, in Indiana.

They later moved to El Cajon where they lived for 51 years. She was a school secretary.

Her hobbies were playing cards, knitting and square dancing.

She is survived by children Charles J. Howell of Laughlin, Nev., Debra Phillips of Palmer, Alas., and Jeff Howell of Powell; brother Phillip (Deanne) Tolle of Windfall, Ind.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and eight siblings.