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Kathleen Ann Howell

May 19, 1933 ~ January 22, 2019 (age 85)

Kathleen Ann “Katie” Howell, 85, of Colona passed away January 22, 2019 at Illini Restorative Care Center in Silvis under the care of Genesis Hospice.

Funeral services will be 10am Saturday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Colona. Visitation will be 4-7pm Friday at Schroder Mortuary, Colona with a rosary at 3:30. Burial will be in Dayton Corners Cemetery, Colona. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or to mass.

Kathleen was born May 19, 1933 in Henry, IL the daughter of George and Francis Barth Schmitt. She married Dennie F. Howell October 3, 1953 in Sheffield, IL. He passed away May 5, 1976. Katie enjoyed yard sales, crafting, canning and gardening.

Survivors include her children Rita Aguilar, Mitch (Edna) Howell, Vina (Keith Sr.) Heinzeroth, Jill (Ross) Christopher, Gina Howell and adopted son Tim Fitzwater; 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; siblings Daniel (Martha) Schmitt, Mark (Liz) Schmitt, Maggie Apple, Judy Heston, and Mary Swan.

Katie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother George and a granddaughter Lindsay.

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