Carol Howell, 67, residing in Sandusky, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 27, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center after a 17-year battle with ovarian cancer.
Carol was born May 17, 1946, in Fremont, daughter of the late Walter Woodrow and Edna Mae (Massman) Noftz. Carol was raised in Clyde, and graduated from Clyde High School in 1965.
Carol was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She also was a member of the Remember Cruisin' Car Club. She enjoyed going to car shows, spending winters in Florida, and shopping and spending time with all her friends. Her greatest joy was to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Carol is survived by her husband, Bob Howell, whom she married Dec. 17, 2000; one daughter, Tammy (Brian) Drossman, of Milan; one stepdaughter, Tonya (James) Watts, of Maumee, Ohio; one son, Shawn (Autumn) Skinner, of Columbus; two stepsons, Dan (Tina) Howell and Tim (Nicole) Howell, of Sandusky; 13 grandchildren, Ethan, Gavin, Obbsession, Rikkie, Kolby, Tyler, Braden, Blake, Evan, Elliott, Emerson, Logan and Hunter; two great- grandchildren, Milan and Naujae; one sister, Mary (Donald) Lovins, of Sandusky; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Carol was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Skinner, and her parents.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2. Pastor John Mawhirter will officiate. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 and Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.