Nov. 26, 1938 – Nov. 7, 2019

ROCKFORD, Ohio – Larry O. Howell, 80, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., at the Laurels of Shane Hill, where he had been a patient. He was born in Mercer County, Ohio, on Nov. 26, 1938, the son of Russel G. and Clarabelle (Stover) Howell. He was married to Ardith R. (Yoh) Howell, who preceded him in death on Nov. 25, 2005. He later married Linda (Coil) Fisher, and she preceded in death on May 22, 2019.

Larry was a member of the National Guard.

Survivors include:

Children – Jeffery R. Howell of Rockford and Kimberly (Paul) Rapking of Cincinnati

Brothers – Joe Howell of Convoy, Ohio and Tom (Eleanor) Howell of Perrysburg, Ohio

Deceased in addition to his parents and his two wives, is a brother, Ralph Howell.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at 3 p.m., at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, in Rockford, with Pastor Ken Meyer officiating. Private burial services will take place at a later date.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Condolences may be expressed at