Paula Howard, age 74, formerly of Celina, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Monroe, Michigan.
She was born December 8, 1944, in Portland, Indiana, to the late Morris E. & Audrey B. (Lasley) Crabtree.
Paula married Earl Edward "Colonel" Howard, and he preceded her in death March 14,1975. She later married Kyle Hill, and he died October 3, 2000.
She is survived by nine children: Eric & Rosetta Howard of Monroe, Kevin Howard, Gary Howard, Tammy Howard, and Regina Howard, all of Celina, Carol & Fred Smith of Newport, Michigan, Michael & LuAnn Howard of LaSalle, Michigan, and Chris & Janey Hill and Kylene Hill, of Monroe.
Also surviving are 35 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren, and brothers: Mark & Deb Crabtree of Wapakoneta, and Duane Crabtree of Fort Recovery.
Preceding her in death were a grandchild, and 2 great grandchildren.
Paula retired from Wellspring Lutheran Services, where she was employed for many years as a nurse's aide. She was a member of the Monroe Church of God.
Favorite pastimes of Paula's were reading and cooking. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida to see the palm trees. Most of all, Paula loved spending time with her family, especially at family reunions.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 30th, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, with Pastor Rick Brosher, officiating.
Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Vistation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 29th, from 3:00 - 7:00 P.M.
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