Annie May Howman, 99 ½, died on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare.
She was born February 5, 1924 at home in East Union Twp., Wayne County to Emery Dale and Emma May Fordyce Stahl. On October 24, 1943, she married Donald E. Howman. He preceded her in death in 2008.
Annie had been a homemaker and a dairy farmer with Donald. They also co-owned a trucking business after retiring from farming. She was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church. Annie enjoyed visiting with family and friends, doing puzzles, flowers, gardening, reading and helping with anything she could at the church. She was the card sender for the church for many years.
She will be greatly missed by her faithful daughter Martha J. (Marv) Byall; son John W. (Marla) Howman; daughter Ruth H. (Sheldon) Metcalf; daughters-in-law Dorthy Howman, Rita Joy Howman and Sharon Howman; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren along with a niece and nephews.
Along with her husband, Annie was preceded in death by her parents; sons Paul David, Claire Earl and Donald Dale Howman; brothers John and Howard Stahl; and an infant sister.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton St., Smithville with Pastor James Lance officiating.
Private burial will be held in Sherwood Memorial Gardens at the convenience of the family.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Annie’s gentle, kind, loving nature endeared her to everyone. Her smile lit up the world, she will always be a light to guide us and a love for us to feel.
Contributions may be directed to Smithville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 375, Smithville, OH 44677.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com