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Kathleen “Yvonne” Howell, 54, of Rife Branch, passed away November 23, 2012, at Holzer Medical Center of Jackson, Ohio.

She was the daughter of Bertha Jude of Rife Branch, and the late Earl Bartram.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, John Howell Jr.; son, Michael (PattiJo) Marcum; daughter, Melissa Chafin; stepdaughter, Angela Bush; grandchildren, Sean and Tyler Marcum, Jordan and Mason Bush; three brothers, Kenny Bartram, Earnest (Diane) Bartram, and Gary (Vicky) Jude; four sisters, Debbie (Bruce) Stanley, Brenda Bartram, Donna Ball and Sandy Evans. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Yvonne was a retired kitchen supervisor at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Williamson. The job she enjoyed most was being a loving mother and wife and taking care of her family.

Besides her father, Earl Bartram, she is preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Marcum; and maternal grandparents Polly and Eli Sturgill; paternal grandparents Benjamin and Elizabeth Wilson Bartram.

Funeral services will be held at the Lilly of the Valley Freewill Baptist Church at Rife Branch, Wednesday November 28, at noon with the Rev. Gene Goodman officiating. Burial will follow in the Sturgill Cemetery at Laurel Creek. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the start of the funeral home Wednesday.

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