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Delphine Overmyer Howe


Delphine Howe was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.  She passed away surrounded by family on March 1st at the age of 84. Delphine was the daughter of Carlyle and Florence (Fulkert) Overmyer. She graduated from Harris-Elmore High School and married Preston Howe, of Sarasota, FL, in 1956.  Delphine was the matriarch of the Howe family and was always planning the next family gathering with an abundance of food and lots of love. As an avid Buckeye fan, Ohio State games and marching band half-time shows were the highlight of her fall Saturday afternoons.

Delphine is survived by her husband, Preston, with whom she shared sixty-five years of marriage, residing in Ohio, Florida, Michigan and North Carolina. Their growing family includes daughters: Valorie (Garry) Juergens, of White Pigeon, MI; Sonia Howe, of Sanford, NC; Michelle (Johnny) Demers of Sanford, NC; Stephanie (Mark) Rosenbaum, of Calgary, Canada; brother, Sheldon (Marie) Overmyer, of Elmore, OH; grandchildren: Jessica (Joel) Melton, Jaclyn (Jon) Hanley, Jeremiah Juergens, James Juergens, Leslie (Lee) Etheridge, Elizabeth (Tom) Portwood; Roxanna and John Coleman Demers; and Lachlan, Lily and Hayden Rosenbaum; great-grandchildren: Leiselle and Cora Etheridge, Siena, Eliana and Milo Hanley; and Brooke and Owen Portwood.

A service will be held in her honor at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5th, at the Beneva Christian Church, (4835 Beneva Road) in Sarasota, Florida, 34231. She will be memorialized later at the Clay-Township Cemetery in Genoa Ohio. If  one chooses to send flowers plesae send them to Beneva Christian Church.

Those wishing to make contributions are asked to consider First Church of Christ Scientist, Maumee, OH; or The Ohio State Marching Band. The Ohio State University Foundation, PO Box 710811, Columbus, OH 43271-0811.


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I have so many happy memories of Delphine and Preston . So sorry about your loss. She was a great friend.

Phyllis Mar 5 2022 7:29 PM

So very very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers, hugs and love

Larry & Karen Albright Mar 4 2022 9:58 PM

My aunt Delly was my favorite she took us on road trips, to beach, cedar point, she really made us feel at home when we were together! Im so lucky to have had her be such a great positive influence in my life. In the last many years immobile she loved to take my hand and ask me to tell her a story. She will be greatly missed !

Jenny Mar 4 2022 4:04 PM

She was a joy. And I know she was always thanking me for cooking her meals lately.

Johnny Mar 4 2022 11:34 AM

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