Mary E. Crabill Howe

November 14, 1925January 9, 2013

MARY E. HOWE, 87, of New Haven, died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born in Columbia City, Ind., she retired from General Electric. She is survived by her daughter, Maxine (Jim) Bailey of Gobles, Mich.; sons, Gaylord (Kay) Howe of Bluffton, Marvin (Juanita) Howe of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ivan (Sandra) Howe of Decatur; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Waveland; daughter, Donna Howe; parents, Albert and Elma Crabill; two brothers; and three sisters. Funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne. Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan 13, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Preferred memorials to American Cancer Society or S.P.C.A. Please visit


  • Visitation Sunday, January 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 14, 2013

Mary E. Crabill Howe

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January 23, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Mary Ester. You all have our sympathy. We always loved Aunt Mary Ester even though we didn't get to see her as much as we would have liked. She was always smiling when we were around her. We just heard about her death. Your cousins, Bob and Marge Hoppas, Port Saint Lucie, FL.

Norma and Steve Solloway

January 20, 2013

To Aunt Mary Esther's family, What a sweet lady. So sorry to hear of her passing. Remembering the last time I saw her, Maxine you brought her to our lake home when we lived in MI. Always enjoyed the Crabill reunions. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

January 18, 2013

To all her kids and grandkids,
So sorry to hear of Aunt Mary Esther's passing. She was always quiet but had that Crabill grin just like dad (her brother, Lyman). We will be thinking of you during this time of loss.
Vonda & Dave McEowen

January 13, 2013

Sorry to here of your loss

Marjore Arnold

January 12, 2013

Dear Kathleen and Family: Know that we care and will be thinking of you during this time. Our faith in God is what takes us through these times on to victory as she is rejoicing in Christ her Savior right now

Keith and Bonnie Abbott

January 12, 2013

Sorry to hear about your Mom, Max She was a very wonderful lady, always smiling. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya

Marilyn Reynolds-Petrisco

January 12, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.