Raymond Leon 'Rube' Howe

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Raymond Leon 'Rube' Howe

April 30, 1950 - August 05, 2018

CASEY, Ill. - Raymond Leon "Rube" Howe, 68, of Casey, passed away peacefully on Aug. 5, 2018, at home with his family. Rube was born on April 30, 1950, in Martinsville to Harold Alva Howe and Gladys Ann (Lewis) Howe.
After graduating from Martinsville High School, Rube attended Lake Land College and went on to work in agriculture as a farm manager and a seed sales manager.
Rube married the love of his life, Jo Anne (Sloan) Howe, on June 2, 1974, and four years later, they began their journey as parents. Rube was the proud grandfather of five grandsons, and before he passed, he learned that grandson number six is on the way.
Rube is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Jody; his children, Kristi Howe, Barry Howe (Kelli), and Lindsay Crain (Hethe); his grandchildren, Bryson, Brody, Brenden, Brantley, and Wyatt; and his siblings, Vivian Fessenbeck, Joan Graham, Francis Howe, and Stanley Howe.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Markwell Funeral Home in Casey. A private funeral will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lincolnland Hospice. Markwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit online at: www.markwellfuneralhome.com
Published on August 6, 2018
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200 North Central Avenue, Casey, IL, USA

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Jody Burns
Aug 09, 2018
I remember Rube playing with my kids and convincing me that my son Nathan was old enough to go to the 5 and dime by himself. He was only 4 at the time. Nathan went and came home with more things than his money could buy.. Rube thought it was the funniest thing . He giggled and giggled until I told him he had to take Nathan back to the store and return the extra items. Such a funny look on his face. Then he giggled some more. Best neighbors ever.
Dennis & Helen Sanders
Aug 06, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. All of your family are in our prayers.