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Sharon Kay (Johnson) Howell

September 7, 1948 — January 13, 2022


Sharon Kay (Johnson) Howell, age 73 of Crawfordsville, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Franciscan Health in Lafayette. She was born in Catlin, Illinois on September 7, 1948 to the late James Sherman & 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; a sister, Marie (Dan) Weiss; and several nieces and nephews.

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

There will be a private family service on Saturday, January 22, 2022 for Tom and Sharon, which can be viewed on their obituary pages at There will be a public graveside service on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 2:30pm at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Montgomery County Animal League, 1104 Big 4 Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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Graveside Service

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Indian Creek Hill Cemetery

Indiana 47, IN

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