Jean L. (Porter) Howman

Born: Sun., Jan. 17, 1937
Died: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
Location: Heyl Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Jan. 31, 2018
Location: Peace Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jan. 31, 2018
Location: Peace Lutheran Church

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Jean L. Howman of Ashland passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018, at The Inn at Bear Trail Assisted Living in Lewis Center, OH.


She was born January 17, 1937, in Westfield Township, OH. She was the daughter of Ira and Edna (Van Meter) Porter. Jean graduated from Westfield High School in 1955 and worked for Westfield Companies Insurance for 16 years.

In 1969 she married Lawrence D. Howman in Ashland, where they raised a family together. She was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church and of the Ashland community.

Jean is survived by her children Brian (Shannon) Howman of Lewis Center and Cheri Howman of Westerville, step-daughter Tami (Alpha) Crist Sisko of Columbus; grandchildren Maddie and Jacob Howman and step-grandchildren Wendy (Byron) Tyser Deutschle and Kim (Chris) Rutherford; step-great-grandchildren Jordan Rutherford and Alyssa and Jenna Tyser.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother Dean.

Funeral services will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 1360 Smith Rd., Ashland on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Karen Liddy officiating. Interment will follow at Ashland County Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Heyl Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice of Central Ohio 6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus, Ohio 43229.

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Kelsey Lee
   Posted Sun January 28, 2018
To the family of Jean L. Howman,
I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) With sympathy,

Jennifer Wharton
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by Jennie Wharton.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. With Love, The Wharton's

   Posted Tue January 30, 2018
Dear Howman family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Jean. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. (Please read) May God give you and your family comfort in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected. With deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

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