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Tom E. Howell

Tom E. Howell

July 29, 1946-Jan. 10, 2022


Tom E. Howell, 75, of Crawfordsville passed away of COVID on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Franciscan Health in Lafayette.

He was born  July 29, 1946, at Crawfordsville, to the late Loren Franklin and Mildred Louise (Hunt) Howell.

Tom graduated from Waveland High School and worked at RR Donnelley’s for 43 years as a pressman. On July 30, 1972, he married the love of his life, Sharon Kay Johnson, who passed away of COVID three days after Tom. He enjoyed golfing and bowling, but loved his 4-cylinder tractor pulling. He was a huge IU basketball fan and loved his dogs. 

He is survived by his five children, Tod Eric Howell, Melissa Ann Howell, Jennifer Lynn Howell, Todd Alan (Bonnie) Johnson and Craig Alan Howell; grandchildren, Kelsey (Justin) Flory and Kayla Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Logan, Gwendolyn, Rowan and Beckham; three brothers, Jack (Sue) Howell, Danny Howell and Frank Howell; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Richard Howell; sister Linda Lou Jones; and infant sister Sandra Sue. 

There will be a private family service Saturday, Jan. 22 for Tom and Sharon, which can be viewed on their obituary pages at There will be a public graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Montgomery County Animal League, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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