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January 6, 1950 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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After a multi-year battle with Lewy Body Dementia Terry Howell of Fishers, IN passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 2, 2023. Terry is remembered by his friends and family as a kind man with a quick wit and warm and genuine smile. His biggest loves in life included Michigan State Football and Basketball and his family, especially the one true love of his life, Marsha, who he was married to for 50+ years. It brings us much peace to know that they are now reunited.
Terry was born on January 6, 1950. After graduating from Pike Delta York High School in Delta, OH he briefly attended Bowling Green State University. He worked much of his career in the agriculture supply selling fertilizer and Potash to farmers in Northwestern Ohio and Central Michigan.
Later in life Terry found his calling as a bus driver for Hamilton Southeastern School system in Indianapolis, IN. Having experience driving multi-axle vehicles meant that he was a natural. He quickly became known as the driver who could get a bus out of most tough spots. Chaperones still marvel over the day he backed a bus full of fifth graders almost a mile down a one-lane country road in Southern Indiana after encountering a bridge closure. All the kids sat in silence and then erupted in cheers when he safely reached the intersection so they could continue on their way to overnight camp.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Flora Jane (Blosser) Howell and his wife of 52 years Marsha (Eidenier) Howell. He is survived by his daughter Sara (Howell) Fleury of Indianapolis, IN, his son Nicholas (Karl Barr) Howell Grosse Pointe, MI, his brother Mike (Vicky) Howell of Goshen, IN and his granddaughter Kendal Fleury of Indianapolis, IN.
Sara would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to Story Cottage and Senior Home Companions in Indianapolis, IN. The love and support these two organizations provided Terry during these final tough years truly went above and beyond all expectations.
A gathering will be planned for early 2024 to celebrate the lives of both Terry and Marsha. Both will be interred in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta, OH. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Terry.