Howard Neal Haven, Sr.

Birth Date: 
Thursday, December 11, 1941
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

WOOSTER – Howard Neal Haven, Sr., 79, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Aultman Hospital in Canton.

He was born December 11, 1941 in Wooster the son of John C. and Alie Goodman Haven.  He married Anna Edinger on May 15, 1963.  She preceded him in death on February 13, 2008.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, puzzles and coloring.  He also loved animals, especially his dog Joy.  Howard had a quick temper but an even quicker smile that was contagious to all around him.  He will be greatly missed by his kids, grandchildren and the many friends he made while living at Townview Terrace.

Surviving are his children Howard N. Haven, Jr., Lori E. Smetzer, Scott (Christa) Haven and Bruce E. (Anna) Haven: 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; siblings Jack Haven, Johnny Haven, Lois Miller, Wanda Huffman, Sara Wholford and Pauline Greenough.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded by his parents, a daughter Shelley M. Shetler and siblings Raymond, Kenny, Bruce, Glendel and Harold Haven, Mary Friend and Louise Smith.

Friends will be received Monday, January 18, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.

Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

Private family services will be livestreamed on the Funeral Home facebook page starting at 1:00 p.m. and burial will be held in the Wooster Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster, OH 44691


Friends may call Monday, January 18, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Livestreamed on Monday, January 18, 2021 on the funeral home facebook page beginning at 1:00 p.m.


Uncle Howard i will miss you I love you and say hi to aunt Anna and Shelley. I am praying for all my cousins and my parents I love you all rest in peace uncle Howard ❤

We were so sorry to hear of Howard's passing. We are praying for all the family. Your Uncle Jack and Cousin Gayla send our love.

Sad to hear that Howard has passed on. I'm sorry to you all

To Howard's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio

Thoughts and prayers for the family. Thank you for the memories,I will always remember that smile.

Thought and prayers for you and your family. I will always remember that smile. Tell Anna and Shelly I said hi, miss you all.

Rest In Peace Uncle Howard you will be missed by everyone that knew you

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