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Sharon Kay (Johnson) Howell

Sharon Kay (Johnson) Howell

Sept. 7, 1948-Jan. 13, 2022


Sharon Kay (Johnson) Howell, 73, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at Franciscan Health in Lafayette. 

She was born Sept. 7, 1948, at Catlin, Illinois, to the late James Sherman and Jennie May (Waymoth) Johnson. 

Sharon graduated from Danville High School in Illinois and was a loving mother and homemaker. On June 30, 1972, she married Tom E. Howell, who preceded her in death by three days.

She enjoyed watching birds, especially her hummingbirds, photography, crafts, genealogy, making her candies, especially her famous fudge, she was always reading and loved spending time with her grandkids.   

She is survived by her two sons, Todd Alan (Bonnie) Johnson and Craig Alan Howell; grandchildren, Kelsey (Justin) Flory and Kayla Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Logan, Gwendolyn, Rowan and Beckham; two brothers, Ronald Dean (Pam) Johnson and James Alan (Cindy) Johnson; sister Marie (Dan) Weiss; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Tom; and sister Judy Ryker.

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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