Mary Kathleen Howe

Born: Sat., Jun. 16, 1962
Died: Sat., Sep. 30, 2017


Visitation

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 05, 2017
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center


Celebration of Life

7:00 PM Thu., Oct. 05, 2017
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center


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Mary Kathleen Howe left this world all too suddenly, September 30, 2017. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Elvan and Janice Chamberlin on June 16, 1962. She graduated from Greenwood High School in 1980 and went on to work in the insurance business for 35 years.  For the past 13 years she was employed with Walker and Associates as a personal account agent. Anyone that worked with or knew Mary knew she would go above and beyond in her efforts to help her clients and coworkers.

She participated in many motorcycle ride events, benefits and several charities. She was always there for her family, especially her children no matter what, no matter when. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Mary is survived by her mother Janice Chamberlin; siblings Erin Chamberlin, Renee Dougherty, Brian Chamberlin (Marilyn), Eric Chamberlin; daughter Holly Howe; son Zachary Howe; granddaughter Aspen Howe; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her father Elvan Chamberlin.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until the hour of service at the mortuary. The family has requested that memorial gifts be given to the Grandchildren’s Educational Fund.

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Lynn A Atkinson
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
My Heart is breaking. Mary was my twin of the cousins. When we were kids whenever we got the chance to be together we used to tell people that we where twins like our Mom's. I will always have really special memories. She will be missed.

Love to all the Family,
Lynn

Debbie VanderVeen
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
I was absolutely stunned and very saddened to hear of Mary's sudden passing.
I worked with Mary for several years at JWF Company. She was an absolutely awesome person.
I am so very sorry for your loss!
The world is a bit sadder now that she has left.
Love and prayers for you all.

Beth Chesser
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
So how did she spend her last day on earth? Friday, she came to work at a place where she was loved by many. We are all sisters here. She left in the morning for an hour to go to Grandparents Day at her granddaughter’s school. When she came back she told me about a little girl that didn't have Grandparents so Mary said, “Sit with us and I will be your grandma today!” Yes, that is Mary! She came back to work at a place that allowed her to be gone for something like this and didn't hound her about making up the time or using her personal time. The owners care about us like family and understand things like that are precious. She went to lunch that day to a favorite restaurant with a few coworkers to celebrate Friday! I took late lunch but she promised we would go next Friday. During lunch I had a call for her and the person couldn't remember her name but said, “Umm she is the Biker Gal that sits upfront.” Yes that's Mary! She sat near me and she was my backup when I would be on vacation and me for her. I only had to worry about emails as she did all my work and mail. She had a certain style that some people liked but some thought was a little edgy. She was direct and to the point with very little fluff. She could hang dry wall, restore a wood floor and replace a toilet. She always volunteered for special projects at work and never said no. Yes that’s Mary! We have lost an irreplaceable coworker, sister and friend.

Teresa Norris
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
Dear Family
As all of you are shocked, I to can't believe Mary is no longer here on earth. I rejoice in knowing she is gone to her forever home. I am thankful she was woven into my quilt of life. What a woman!!
Mary lived 2 doors from me and my family in the late 80's and early 90's. Zach you and Ashleigh grew up together. Holly you and Andrea were born months apart. This is the kind of Mom Mary was, 5 days after coming home from the hospital with Andrea which was in April of 1987. I took Ashleigh (who was almost 3) outside for a short walk down the sidewalk. I am carrying little bitty Andrea when Ashleigh decides to take off running full speed ahead down the side walk! By the time I am in front of your house Zach, your Mom was outside pregnant with you Holly. She made me stop, and she went after Ashleigh. We all walked back to my house she helped me get Ashleigh inside and settled down watching TV! That is only 1 occasion she came to my rescue with you kids! Always helping with a loving heart. A No nonsense woman. And a great laugh.
She will be missed!
Beth thank you for sharing the story of her last day.
To Zach & Holly love you both. To her family you are in my thoughts & prayers.


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