At the dawn of the day on August 8th, 1924 a baby girl was born to the fine parents of the late Mr. and Mrs.Dave Johnson of Paris, Kentucky. The oldest of 6 children. Frances grew up in College Hill, Ohio she attended Steele Grade School, Old Woodward High, and McCall's Vocational School.
At an early age she joined the Allen Chapel Methodist Church College Hill under the pastorate if the late Rev. Moore. She sang in the junior choir. During the days of WWII she was the first black if West College Hill to be hired at the Cincinnati Industries where she was employed until after the war.
On November 18th 1945 she was united in holy matrimony to the late Reverend James Edward Howell. They were blessed with two children, Elaine and Lowell. They lived a very beautiful and fruitful life until his death March 6th 1977. They worked as a team for 31 years.
Mrs. Howell was a leader, and organizer, and a hard worker, she was dedicated to her work. A dedicated member of the Interdenominational Ministers Wives and Widows Club of Cincinnati & Vicinity where she served as vice president for 4 years and chairman of the March committee of the organization for over 50 years.
Mrs. Howell leaves to cherish her memory, two devoted children Elaine Naegel and Lowell Howell of Cincinnati Ohio. One grandson Larry A. Jackson (Sandra), two great- grand daughters Nautiah Robinson, Kayla (Brandon Gilliam one great-grandson), one great great-grandson Kaydon Gilliam, one sister Clara L. Davis, seven nieces and four nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family wishes to thank you for all expressions of kindness rendered during the time of our sorrow in the passing of our dear mother and loved one.
Service's were held at the convenience of the family, no prior visitattion was observed.