Arlene L. Howe

Hornell, New York

Arlene L. Howe – 75 – of Portland, MI, formerly of Hornell, passed away peacefully at the Niche Assisted Living Facility of Clare, MI.

Born in Corning, NY on February 29, 1948, she was the daughter of Richard & Virginia (Hollar) Schaumberg.

Arlene was a lifelong resident of Hornell, N.Y. before moving to Portland, MI. in 2018 to be closer to her family. She was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1967).

She was united in marriage to Lewis Howe in 1968, and together they enjoyed thirty-seven years of marriage until the time of Lewis’ passing on August 24, 2005.

While living in Hornell, Arlene was employed at McDonald’s Restaurant for about 5 years; served as a nurse’s aide at the Hornell Gardens Nursing Facility for 10 years; as well as a cashier at Wal-Mart. However she took her greatest pride in her role as a homemaker for her family.

Arlene enjoyed crocheting and baking (especially her famous raisin bread) and she was an avid collector of antique porcelain dolls and other “Knick-Knacks.” She had a love for all animals, but those that knew her best, knew her greatest love of all was time spent with her sons and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lewis Howe, her parents Richard and Virginia Schaumberg, sister in-law Jennifer Luther, her in-laws Jenny and Paul Warriner, and Dan and Ruth King.

Arlene is survived by her two sons John (Yvette) Howe of Portland, MI. and Paul Howe of East Butler, PA; her grandchildren Brittney, Kailyn, Logan, Brendan, Tyler, Cheyenne, Alyssa, and Nicholas. Other survivors include her brothers-in-law Donald (Patty) Howe and Leo Luther; sisters-in-law Margaret (David) Kashorck, Rita Smith, and Denise (Robert) Whitney; and several nieces and nephews.

At Arlene’s request there were no calling hours. A private graveside service was held at the Hornell-Rural Cemetery.

Local arrangements were in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Arlene’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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