Chris A. Howell, age 81, of Piqua passed away at 8:35 a.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2012. Born on August 30, 1931 in Saint Marys, Ohio, Chris was the son of the late Chris and Rose (Silvers) Howell. He married Martha Loudean Kerns on June 13, 1951 and she preceded him in death on April 2, 1980. Chris is survived by a son and daughter-in-law; Ron and Julie Howell of Piqua, two grandchildren and their spouses; Jennifer and Andy Rush of Conover and Matt and Amanda Howell of Troy. He was a loving grandfather to nine great grandchildren: Morgan Rush, Arleigh Rush, Ethan Howell, Grace Rush, Reagan Howell, Emma Rush, Tucker Rush, Caitlin Howell and Marin Howell. A sister, Agnes Bowman of Troy also survives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Francis Havenar, Bud Howell, Mary Baumann, and Naomi Jacomet. Chris was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Piqua. He started Chris Howell and Son Construction in 1968 and he retired in 1997. He enjoyed fishing and hunting as well as spending time with family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main Street, Fletcher, Ohio. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, Ohio 45373. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.