CLINTON, Ohio — Emma J. Howe, 80, of Clinton, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Dec. 9, 2013.
Her long awaited reunion with her husband of 50 years, Hollis W. Howe and other family members is now taking place.
Emma was born in 1933 in Barton, where she lived the first 20 years of her life, prior to moving to Akron, Ohio in 1953.
She enjoyed reading the Bible and doing crossword puzzles. Because of a rare eye disease, she spent the last few years of her life listening to Christian television and praying constantly for her family and those in need. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Barberton, Ohio.
She is survived by her only son, Pastor William Howe (Mary); and granddaughters, Adrienne Jones (Chad) and Danielle Howe. She is also survived by sister, June Kiddy; and brothers, Kenneth Schramm (Patricia) and Joseph Schramm (Regina); sisters-in-law, Norma Shanafelt and Delberta Schramm; also survive her, as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Billy (Alta) Schramm, Roy (Mildred) Schramm, Clarence (Betty) Schramm, Harold Schramm; by sisters, Anna (Irvin) Keen, Mary (Hamill) Snyder; brother-in-law, Harold Kiddy; and sister-in-law, Joann Schramm.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church of Barton. Visitation will be one hour in advance.