Irma Howell, 63, of Port Clinton, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Edgewood Manor Nursing Center, Port Clinton, surrounded by her loving family, following a valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer.
Irma was born June 14, 1949, in Alamo, Texas, to Manuel and Flavia (Cavazos) Rodriguez. In 1971, she married Richard Howell and he survives.
Irma attended Immaculate Conception School and graduated from Port Clinton High School in 1968. After graduating she worked at Jimmy Johns and Cheesehaven. Irma was the hostess at the Ottawa Shooting Club where Richard was the manager for many years. Later on she ran Irma’s Restaurant at Camp Perry for a few years. She loved cooking and having people enjoy her excellent meals — her food was always delicious. Irma and Richard raised two boys, Phillip and Clifford.
She enjoyed working in the garden, canning its produce and sharing with family and friends. Irma was a caring, loving, compassionate person, who always had a joke or a story to tell to make everyone laugh. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.
Survivors include her loving husband of 42 years, Richard Howell; sons, Phillip Howell and Clifford (Amy) Howell; grandchildren, Alexis, Gabriel and Lilliana; sisters, Mary (Gary) Jones, EliaMar (Bob) Meeks and Raquel Massie; brothers, Leonardo Rodriguez, John Rodriguez and Roberto Rodriguez; and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews and cousins.
Irma was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Manuel (Louie) Rodriguez Jr.; and sister, Esther Rodriguez.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton, where family prayers will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 31, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, conducted by the Rev. John Missler, at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Memorial donations in memory of Irma may be given to the family.
Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.