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Posted By: Sharon R Becker (email)
Date: 8/26/2017 at 07:53:37

Obituary ~ Jo Ann (Brewster) Howsden
January 05, 1951 ~ June 30, 2017

Leon Journal-Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa

Jo Ann Howsden, age 66, of Leon, Iowa, the daughter of Walter M. and Phyllis Marie (Mulkey) Brewster, was born January 5, 1951, in Wright County, Missouri. She passed from this life on Friday, June 30, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jo grew up in south central Nebraska near Holdrege, graduating from high school in Loomis, Nebraska. She and her childhood sweetheart, Robert James Howsden, were married in November of 1968. They were blessed with two sons, Heath and Scott. In 1984, the family moved to northern Iowa and in February of 1992, they moved to Princeton, Missouri. Robert died on July 31, 2013. In 2014, Jo moved to Leon, Iowa. She was a wife, mother, and homemaker to her family. In her free time, she enjoyed working puzzles, reading, watching television, and collecting Shawnee cookie jars.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Robert; and brother, Ronald.

Survivors include her sons, Heath Howsden and wife, Leah Price of Leon and Scott and Sara Howsden of Princeton, Missouri; five grandchildren, Hunter, Keisha, Paige, Parker, and Piper; siblings, Evie Nelson, Carolyn Fulmer, Judy Hunt, and Bobby Brewster; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were through the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2017


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