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Verna Delores Howell died peacefully in Charlotte Hospice care after a brief and unexpected illness on March 25, at the age of 75.
Verna was born on November 9, 1940 in Bainbridge, PA to Kleeman & Ida Brosey. She graduated from Elizabethtown High School in 1958. Verna spent most of her career working for Lend Lease as a cook; she loved cooking & baking for her friends there until her retirement. Afterwards, she spent many devoted years caring for her husband.
Verna was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Charles P Howell Jr.
She is survived by her children, Michael Wolgemuth and wife, Cindy of PA, Gordon Wolgemuth of PA, Dawn Wolgemuth of PA, C Preston Howell III and wife, Jamie of Charlotte, and Heather Erceg and husband, David of Concord. She had three grandchildren, C Preston Howell IV, Bethany M Howell, and Louis J Erceg.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 PM on March 30 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (13110 Moss Rd, Charlotte NC 28273). The family will receive friends after the ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, Verna requested donations be made in her memory to AU Carolinas/Rollin’ Hornets (1135 Harding Place, Charlotte, NC 28204).
The family would like to thank Southminister Hospice House staff for their care & compassion during her final days.
Carolina Cremation of Charlotte is serving the Howell family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.