John E. Howe

April 25, 2016

John E. Howe 84, of Frankfort, IN, died at 1:47 a.m. April 25, 2016 at I.U. Health, Lafayette, IN.  Born December 20, 1931 in Frankfort, IN to Luther & Lela (Simpson) Howe. He married Evelyn Nelma McCarty in 1953 in Forest, IN and she preceded him in death on February 19, 1971.  He then married Virginia (Cockrum) Moore on July 28, 1972 in Indianapolis and she survives. Mr. Howe attended Frankfort High School.  He joined the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean War from 1949-1953.  John worked at Pearson Ford in Zionsville, IN, then at Lewis Ford in Frankfort as a service manager for over 25 years.  He was a member of the Christian Life Church.  John enjoyed military history, reading, gardening, yard work, fishing, woodworking and especially enjoyed his grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, IN. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Christian Life Church Building Fund, 850 Delphi Avenue, Frankfort, Indiana 46041; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Survived by:

Wife: Virginia Howe of Frankfort 2 Sons: Chuck (Mary) Howe of Caledonia, MI Dean Moore of Frankfort 5 Daughters: Karen (Jim) Lippard of Frankfort Cherie (Ron) Huser of Lebanon Brenda (Rick) Campbell of Frankfort Cathy (Ron) Snyder of Antioch Cindy (Joe) McKinniss of Frankfort 17 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

three brothers.


Leave your Condolences

20 Condolences for “John E. Howe”

  1. William Keever April 25, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Go Rest High on a Mountain! Dear Relative!

  2. Paul Creasy April 25, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    My condolences to the family, John was a good man that I have always enjoyed being around and respected. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Lori Snyder April 25, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  4. Kathy Wing April 25, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Karen, Jim and family,
    There are no words of comfort in the loss of a parent except for this; Praise God when you know that you will see them again. The promise of eternal life and the hope of Heaven is the ultimate in peace that passes all understanding. The world didn’t give it & the world cannot take it away.
    Our love and prayers are with you. Even knowing a reunion is awaiting does not eliminate the loss you are experiencing right now. We wish you love of those who are close and can provide immediate care. Wish we could come….
    Love you,
    Rusty & Kathy

  5. Linda Shepherd Schendel April 26, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Howe Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My mother worked at Lewis Ford for years and I remember John from my trips to see her at work. He was always very nice to everyone.

  6. Rhonda April 26, 2016 at 8:51 am

    My heartfelt sympathies goes our to Cherie, Ron, Rachel, Sarah, and John for their loss. Prayers & Hugs.
    Love you all.

  7. Kip and Molly April 26, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Howe family during this difficult time.
    The Sauer’s

  8. Barbara Mohan & Joe in Heaven April 26, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Dear Howe Family; I am so sorry to learn of John’s passing. He was a dear friend of both Joe & myself that goes back many years. May peace & loving thoughts comfort all of you in the days to follow. Barbara Mohan

  9. Bud and Diana Woolery April 26, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you. May God bless.

  10. Jeff Martin April 27, 2016 at 9:57 am

    My condolences to the family. I always enjoyed dealing with John when he worked at Lewis ford. John made the visit at the dealership friendly and very genuine.

  11. Julie & Jenny Gray, Shannon Cribbs, Brian and Carole Howe April 27, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you today and always. Uncle John was always kind and a gentleman to all who knew him. We are very thankful for all the companionship and help he gave to our dad and his brother, Charles, during the last few years of his life. We will remember and cherish all the happy moments and memories. Sending all our love.

  12. Murry and Flo Weatherall April 27, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Chuck and Mary, our condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Jenny Harris April 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Family of John Howe.
    I did not know your loved one but I certainly know many of his family members. Please know I am thinking of you at this sad time.

  14. Dianna Moore Cheesman April 27, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    My heart and prayers go out to the family.

  15. Michael l & Tami Snyder April 27, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Sorry for your loss thoughts & prayers to the family

  16. Dr. Frank Beardsley April 27, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    To the family of John – I am a 90 year old man who has had several cars in my lifetime – I never had a service manager that I liked as well as John. He was very sharp – knew what he was talking about – acted like I was his best friend – Perry Lewis was a lucky man to have a guy like John in his organization. You were blessed to have him in your life. Most sincerely – Frank

  17. Carole Christine Flynn April 27, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Dearest Virginia, I was sadden by the reading of John passing, my heart ached for you and the family. What little time I knew John, he treated me with a gentle kindness, unconditional acceptance, and truly displayed the Character of our God; just as the precious lady he married in you. Due to prior commitments, I will not be able to be with you, and put my own arms around you. I have asked God to do that since I heard the news. I will continue to pray for you and the family. I hope you received the beautiful photo of a lovely poem. It is difficult for me to end this, I will just say, though our paths do not cross often, I truly love you, you and John were easy to love, I will just keep loving you, and when we see each other, I will then put my arms around you and hold you myself.
    With deepest love,
    Chris Cook Flynn

  18. Don and Debbie Baker April 28, 2016 at 11:08 am

    To the Howe Family, we are very sad to hear of Johns passing. He was such a nice and kind man. Prayers to all of the family for comfort and peace, during these difficult days ahead.

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