James Howell


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Posted Online: March 10, 2013, 6:43 pm
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James P. "Jim" Howell, 54, of Geneseo, passed away unexpectedly at his home, Friday, March 8, 2013.
A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 13, at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate. Visitation for Jim will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Vandemore Funeral Homes, Geneseo. Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be left to the Jamey Howell Memorial fund.
Jim was born Jan. 22, 1959, in Rock Island, the son of James R. and Diane Hawley Howell. He was a graduate of Riverdale High School and was united in marriage to Denise M. Rakestraw on Nov. 22,1980, in Sheffield.
He currently was the owner and operator of Crown Satellite in Geneseo, which he founded 32 years ago. Jim loved spending time with his family; enjoyed traveling; and loved his dog, Riley.
Survivors include his wife, Denise; two daughters, Mandy Howell and fiance, Brandon Heller, Denver, Colo., and Kerry (Shea) Jones, Bradenton, Fla.; a son, Ryan Howell, Perth, Australia; a sister, Jennifer White, Springfield, Ill.; and "special mom," Shirley Lukins, East Moline. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jamey Howell; a brother, Jon; and "special dad," James Lukins.
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