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1946 Tom 2022

Tom E. Howell

July 29, 1946 — January 10, 2022


Tom E. Howell, age 75 of Crawfordsville, passed away of Covid on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Franciscan Health in Lafayette. He was born in Crawfordsville on July 29, 1946 to the late Loren Franklin & Mildred Louise (Hunt) Howell.

Tom graduated from Waveland High School and worked at R.R. 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; a brother, Richard Howell; a sister, Linda Lou Jones; and an infant sister, Sandra Sue.

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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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Indian Creek Hill Cemetery

Indiana 47, IN

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