Martha Lene Howell, 72, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Mt. Vernon, died 9:17 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Consolate Health and Rehabilitation in Hudson, Fla.
She was born Thursday, Nov. 6, 1941, in Cherry Valley, Ark., the daughter of Firse and Lealer Bess (Hamrick) Sutherlen. She was married to Bille E. Howell.
Martha was a homemaker and loved her family, especially the children. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
She is survived by son, Brent Howell and wife Lucy of Spring Hill, Fla.; daughter, Terrie Adcock and husband Howard of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Aline Hogan of Wynne, Ark. and Maxine Green of Michigan; two brothers, Marshall Sutherlen and wife Helen of Cherry Valley, Ark. and Ernest Sutherlen and wife Modine of Cherry Valley, Ark.; special person, Billie Howell of Mt. Vernon; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and seven brothers.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Chapel in Woodlawn with David Houseworth officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Chapel in Woodlawn.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Howell family (please makes checks payable to Terrie Adcock) and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.