The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


February 4, 2014

Mary Jean Howell

Graveside services for Mary Jean Howell, 68, of Neches, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Neches Cemetery.

Mary was born Sept. 2, 1945 in Palestine to Virgil Lee Ward and Gertrude Lovie Fletcher Ward. 

She died on Feb. 3, 2014 in a Tyler hospital. 

Mary was a housewife and retired from Baxter. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Mary is survived by her son, Jerry Howell of Frankston; three daughters, Teri Goodwin of Frankston, Linda Hemby of Denison and Karen Venton of Neches; one brother, James Lee Ward of Neches; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Boren-Conner Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

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