June Howell

November 4, 1922August 31, 2018

June Howell, 95, of Johnson City, TN, formally of Kingsport, TN, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018. June was preceded in death by her parents, Clayton C. and Ada Ray Woody; her husband of 64 years, Lace L. Howell; and brothers, Landon M. Woody and Curtis Woody.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda (George) Thorpe and Donna (Jim) Mosko, six grandchildren: Janetta Caltrider, Lee Geisman, Deborah Shaw, David Geisman, Melissa Carter, Stephen Mosko, and numerous great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Monday, September 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Rose Lawn Cemetery, Princeton, WV with Pastor Tom Lusk officiating. Pallbearers will be Jim Mosko, George Thorpe, Alex Geisman, Adam Caltrider, Stephen Mosko, Lee Geisman, and Steve Carter.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Cornerstone Village, 2018 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm. Officiating the service will be Pastor Greg Burton and Pastor Steve Pate. Pastor Steve Pate will also be providing special music.

The family would like to thank June’s dear friend, Norma Miller, for her friendship and care at Cornerstone.

Because of her desire to tell as many people as she could that Jesus loves them, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Colonial Heights Baptist Church Family Life Center, 108 Colonial Heights Road, Kingsport, TN 37663, or Lamplight Theater, 140 Broad Street, Kingsport, TN 37660.


  • Lace L. Howell, Loving Husband of 64 Years - deceased
  • Linda (George) Thorpe, Donna (Jim) Mosko, Daughters
  • Janetta Caltrider, Lee Geisman, Deborah Shaw, David Geisman, Melissa Carter, Stephen Mosko, Six Grandchildren
  • Great- Grandchildren, Numerous
  • Clayton C. and Ada Ray Woody, Parents - deceased
  • Landon M. Woody, Curtis Woody, Brothers - deceased

  • Jim Mosko
  • George Thorpe
  • Alex Geisman
  • Adam Caltrider
  • Stephen Mosko
  • Lee Geisman
  • Steve Carter

  • Colonial Heights Baptist Church Family Life Center
  • Lamplight Theater


  • Celebration of Life Monday, September 17, 2018

June Howell

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Brenda Kosa McLaughlin

September 6, 2018

Linda and Donna, I remember playing at your house as a kid in Keystone. Your mother’s beautiful smile always warmly greeted me and I always felt welcome. Your parents were just the best...warm and kind. May God hold you dearly as you grieve and may He wrap his arms around your dear mother as she goes home to rest forever. Love and hugs to you both from your childhood friend...Brenda.

Beverly Little-Miller

September 6, 2018

Dear Linda and family, I am very sorry to hear of the death of your precious mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, June Howell. I am sure your heart is broken and the next few days, months and years will be difficult for each of you. I pray God will give you strength, courage and peace to walk the path of grieving and healing during this time of separation. All of us who have lost our mother know exactly what you are going through at this time. Know that many people are praying for you and feeling your pain. Peace and Love to all of you, Beverly Little Miller (classmate at Northfork-Elkhorn High School.

Kathy Madeira Wentz

September 3, 2018

Donna and Linda
I was saddened to see on Facebook that your mom had died. I had to thank Ed Kerr for posting it. I just saw it today. I would have come to Princeton if I had known earlier. Your mom has always had a special place in my heart. Mother died September of 2016. It was heartbreaking. I have some sense of what you are going through. Prayers to you and family family.

Lee Geisman

September 3, 2018

I love you and will miss you. You where my rock and always in my corner . You will be missed. Love
Lee, Susie &

Linda Piconi Harman

September 3, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Oh how I remember her coming to help out with our class parties while at Keystone Elementary. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. May she rest in peace.

Love and Hugs
Linda Piconi Harman

David Geisman

September 2, 2018

You and Grandpa taught me what it was to be the best grand parents ever. You where there for me no matter what it was that I needed. The summers I spent with the two of you where the best summers of my child hood. I hope one day I can give my grand kids the memories you did.

Edward Kerr

September 2, 2018

A good part of my youth was spent next door to June’s Mom. June, Lace, Linda, and Donna lived three doors down. My mom and June were friends and Lace worked at the same company as my Dad. Tons of memories of a wonderful family. I am so glad she got to live a long life and that I got to spend time in it. I think I will cue up “ I’ll fly away” inJune’s honor now.
God bless the family.

Judy Jackson

September 1, 2018

Too many wonderful memories to share in one space! I hope that everyone can be blessed with a wonderful aunt like June! She was so special and always put God first in her life, but that didn't mean she wasn't a fun lady! I will certainly miss our visits, wish I could have gotten there more. Love all the family and prayers for comfort and peace. She will be greatly missed! 💔

melissa Carter

September 1, 2018

RIP Grandma!! You are so very missed. God has gained another very special angle!! God created a master piece when he created you! You were the most amazing grandmother a person could have. We miss that beautiful smile and cute little face! We love you so much and tell grandpa hello from all of us! We will see you again soon in that beautiful place where there is no sadness! Love all your kids and grandkids.... Missy and Steve Carter