MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — — Maxine H. Howell, age 88, formerly of Hancock, Md., and a resident of Silver Age Services, Martinsburg, who the family would like to thank for their caring services, died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.
Born Jan. 7, 1923, in Uniontown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Nora Strait Edwards, and the widow of Heaston A. “Red” Howell, who died Aug. 20, 1997, and whom she married March 13, 1939, in Hancock.
Maxine and her husband owned and operated Red's Fruit Stand near Hancock.
She is survived by two daughters, Leona Goedde and husband, Ronald, of Moore Haven, Fla., and Debra Smoot and husband, Alan, of Falling Waters, W.Va.; three sons, Arlo Howell and wife, Dean, of Hancock, Roger Howell and wife, Kathy, of Clear Spring, Md., and Jason Howell; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Esta Everetts and Kathryn Keefer; and seven brothers, Melvin Edwards, Garvin Edwards, Glen Edwards, Lynn Edwards, Charles Edwards, Harvey Edwards and Wilmer Edwards.
A service will be Wednesday, March 9, at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. The Rev. Everett Powell will officiate. Burial will be in Damascus Cemetery, Big Cove Tannery, Pa.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open from 3 to 8 p.m.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Hancock Rescue Squad Inc., 6 E. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750.
Online condolences may be made at www.grovefh.com.