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Earl Howell


Earl David Howell of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed from this life on Feb. 23, 2019, after several years of failing health.

His time in Florida was spent enjoying the weather, the water, fishing, and entertaining friends and family visitors. Previous to his move to Florida in 2003, he lived for many years in Shelbyville, Indiana and commuted daily to Indianapolis where he worked in advertising for the Indianapolis Star newspaper. Previous to this, he attended schools, including at Vincennes University, while he spends his youth in Vincennes, Ind.

Earl was born to Earl Pershing and Evelyn Theron (Fogel) Howell on June 25, 1939, in Linton Ind. His parents both died while Earl was a child and he and his sister, Sue, were eventually adopted by an Uncle, Robert and his wife, Katie Peltier of Vincennes. Robert subsequently died in an accident while working for the Indiana Electric Company.

After many years of working in the journalism field, including Vincennes sun commercial, The Shelbyville News, and Indianapolis Star, Earl retired in 2004. He worked in advertising, love to sell, and enjoyed meeting and dealing with his clients on a daily basis.

Earl was married to Roseanne Rouse Howell for thirty-three years ending in their divorce. He leaves behind one daughter Andrea Hignite of Shelbyville; a sister, Sue cons of Vincennes; two grandchildren, Christopher Egerton and Jamie Egerton of Shelbyville; and six great-grandchildren, Aiden, Dakota, Landon, Tyler, Lailie, and Malakai.

His activities and memberships included the Shelby County Players theatre group, Optimist Club, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and West Street United Methodist Church of Shelbyville.

Earl’s remains were cremated and some were returned to the Earth at a favorite Florida beach. The remainder will be interred with other family members at the Linton, Indiana City Cemetery. A celebration of his life will take place at the Shelbyville eagles activity center in Shelbyville at noon on Saturday, June 8, 2019. All who knew Earl are welcome to attend. There will be many fond Earl memories for all to share.