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Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)
Saturday June 16th, 2018

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Charles Howell

Marion-Charles Howell, 83, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Shawnee Christian Nursing Center. Charles was born on August 6, 1934 in Goreville to Oras and Reola (Parrish) Howell. Charles was a member of Aldersgate Methodist Church, ELKS, VFW and the IBEW. His hobbies included bowling, shooting pool, fishing, Sprint car racing, reading, listening to gospel music and spending time with his grandchildren.  He enjoyed baseball and loved to go to Cardinals and Miners games. Charles never met a stranger and loved to help everyone. Survivors include: Daughters: Crystal and David Culp of Carbondale Carla Hudgens and Randy Grant of Marion Step sons: Alan and Vickie Barnfield of Buckner Robert Barnfield of Marion Nine grandchildren 24 great grandchildren Brothers: Bill and Louisa Howell of Millstadt, IL Gary and Loretta Howell of TX Sister-Wilma Corzine of Granite City, IL He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Catherine; sister, Louise Rich; step son, Tim Barnfield; grandson, Timmy Barnfield; son in law, Billy Hudgens; niece, Kenna Jean Corzine and nephew, Justin Howell. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2pm at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Rev. John Howat officiating. Burial will follow at McKinney Chapel Cemetery. Military Rites will be performed by the VFW with assistance from the National Guard.  Visitation will be on Saturday from noon until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959

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Charles was a very special person and we were privileged to know him. We are so sad for your loss. Know that he will be missed by many.

Neal & Patty Morrison Jun 19 2018 1:02 PM

Carla and Crystal, I fondly remember you dad when we were kids living on Maplewood St.Prayers for you and your families

Randi Houston Jun 19 2018 2:17 AM

So sorry for your loss, may God hold your family in his arms for comfort.

Greg Drew Jun 17 2018 1:28 PM

Dear Crystal and Carla, we are sorry we can not be there in person, but you are in our thoughts and prayers. Yes my brother, your dad, was a fine example of a Christian man. From an early age he started helping me and others exceed in life. I know he will be sadly missed by you and others but cherish the good memories and know you were deeply loved by him and are loved by us also.

Garry and Loretta Howell Jun 16 2018 4:30 PM

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

Gina Miller- Kelley Jun 16 2018 5:22 AM

Crystal and Carla, I am very sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength and comfort and grace to go through this.

Vicky Jun 16 2018 3:13 AM

I'm so Sorry, Carla and family! Hugs and prayers in the days to come.

Paula Emery Jun 16 2018 2:19 AM

So very sorry for your loss Carla. May God be with you and your family and bless you.

Dennis Mayer Jun 15 2018 11:02 PM

Carla, So very sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you during this very difficult time. ?

Christie Isbell Jun 15 2018 7:47 PM

Carla and Crystal, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult period. You both, along with your families, are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending many hugs to you both!

Abby Zwick Hill Jun 15 2018 4:12 PM

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