Bonnybell Howland

Jan. 5, 1934-Feb. 18, 2020


Bonnybell Howland, 86, of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, Feb, 18, 2020, at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.

She was born Jan. 5, 1934, at Lafayette, to Thomas and Vercie Bush Sekema. She was a graduate of Brookston High School. Bonny worked as a librarian for several years at Purdue and later worked as the bookkeeper for Greenacres Medical Group, retiring in 2000.

She was an avid reader, loved music, quilting and collecting antiques. She and her husband loved to travel as well as entertain friends and family for the Indianapolis 500. She loved her family.

On Dec. 26, 1953, she married Dr. Carl Bruce Howland, with lifelong friends Bob and Nancy Foster attending. He survives.

Also surviving is her son, Jeff (Darla) Howland of Darlington; grandchildren, Aaron (Meredith) Sudduth of Greenwood, Amber (Bill) Carrigan of Fowler, Eric Howland of Darlington and Elizabeth Howland of Darlington; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by daughter Tracy Ellen Howland in 1999 and son Thomas Andrew Howland in 2017.

A memorial service will be held at noon Monday, Feb. 24 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with Pastor Steve Whicker officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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