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Jean L. Howell

May 27, 1947 ~ January 5, 2020 (age 72)


Jean L. Howell, 72, of Burlington, died at 10:08 PM Sunday, January 5, 2020, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.

Born May 27, 1947, in Burlington, IA, she was the daughter of John Keith and Jean B. Gustafson Champagne. On May 4, 1968, she married John William Howell in Burlington, IA. He preceded her in death on January 28, 2016.

She graduated from Burlington High School in 1966. 

Jean worked in insurance services for Cady Insurance and Two Rivers as the office manager for 41 years.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She enjoyed singing, skiing, boating, and playing dominoes and card games with her family.

Survivors include her two children, Joseph W. (Kim) Howell of Burlington, James W. (Heather) Howell of West Burlington; four grandchildren, Jacob, Dalton, Braden and Trevor Howell; one brother, John K. (Doris) Champagne of Burlington; two sisters, Sue A. (Chris) Beatty of Kansas City, MO and Patty A. Champagne of Kansas City, MO; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Christie Champagne.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

There will be no visitation or services.

A memorial has been established for the Great River Hospice House.

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