Maurine June (Harris) Howe, age 86, a lifelong resident of Casey, IL passed away at 8:00 am on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Heartland Nursing and Rehab in Casey, IL. Maurine and her twin brother, Maurice, were born on May 4, 1934 to Don and Mary (McDaniel) Harris of Yale, IL. She married Richard Lee Howe on June 27, 1952. They had been married 60 years when he passed away on May 29, 2013.
Survivors include children, Nancy Mumford (Dennis), Steve Howe (Vicki), Karen Fulk (Gary) and Joni Staley (the late Doug); grandchildren, Jason Mumford, Ryan Mumford (Sarah), Jeremy Mumford (Amanda), Brandy Nash (Chris), Amanda Zucco (the late Damon), Amy McMechan (Jess), Michelle Shobe (Lee) and Audra Taylor (Toby); 9 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; infant brother; sister, Marilyn Sinclair; brother, Maurice Harris; son-in-law, Doug Staley and grandsons, Damon Zucco and Dustin Howe.
Maurine lived a full life. She was a living example of the Bible verse found in Proverbs 31:25; “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs with no fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise and kindness is the rule when she gives instructions.”
A farm girl at heart; exploring nature, caring for animals, and tending her flowers and gardens were passions she enjoyed.
She was a faithful member of the Casey White Oak Church and cherished her church family.
Most of all, she loved her family and instilled strong Christian values in her children. What she found most fun was doting on her grandchildren.
A private service will be held for the immediate family. Thank you to those who have reached out to the family during this time. A special thank you goes out to the Heartland staff who treated her like family.
Memorials may be made to the Casey White Oak Church, 3305 E. 1000th Rd., Casey, IL 62420.
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