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“Mack, Vernita, Cathy & FamilyWish to express my sympathy in the loss of Melissa, your granddaughter and daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Carl & Dianne Schwartz - OH

“Deepest sympathies to Melissa's family and friends. May she rest in peace. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Rodney Suchland - New Bremen, OH

“I remember Missy very well from school when I taught 3rd grade. She was very sweet, friendly, and worked hard to please. My sympathy to her family. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Dianne Dicke - New Bremen

“My deepest condolences to her family and friends. She was a friend of mine in school in NB. May she rest in peace and God bless ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: christy eilerman - yorkshire, OH

“Dear Wayne,We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Debra and Kathryn Lucas ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Debra Lucas - Paulding, OH

“My condolences for your loss. She will be sorely missed. We had many a good nights at Side Track on karaoke nights! I and my church is praying for...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Donald Milby - Celina, OH

“I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Wayne , We are sorry for your loss . Praying for you . May god be with you . Sam and Nel ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Genelta levos - Paulding, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. I know she loved her family so much! Deepest Sympathy to your family, will pray for you. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: sandra carpenter - elida, OH

“Dallas and Christopher, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are both in our thoughts and prayers. We love you ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Uncle Ed and Aunt Debbie Siefring - OH

“My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the Howell Family and the Stevens Family. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Topp - Middletown, OH

“Wayne, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for comfort and guidance for you at this time. Love, Aunt Cathy, Uncle Tim, Breana & Brendan ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy Callahan - Maumee, OH

“melissa was a friend of my wifes for many years. we hung out a few times and had good time. melissa got me a job at aws she was very nice to me and...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Eric Dunlap - Celina - Friend

“Wayne i really sorry for you loss it not easy i know but your in my thought and in my prayers . She so going be miss it crush my heart. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Samantha Dunlap - Celina, OH

“So sorry for your loss Wayne, you have been in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle CharlesAunt Sue ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Charles & Sue Simpson - Cecil, OH

Melissa C. (Stevens) Howell age 37

Of Rockford, formerly of New Bremen, died suddenly on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 2:52 P.M. in the emergency room of the Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert, Ohio. She was born on January 26, 1979 in Marian, Illinois, the daughter of Cathy (Wellman) Stevens of Celina, and Robert Stevens of Illinois. On October 31, 2014 she married Wayne Howell, and he survives near Rockford. Also surviving is a son Dallas Smith of Rockford, a brother Rob (Deb) Stevens of Radcliff, Kentucky, a niece Britenee Stevens, and her maternal grandparents Mack and Vernita (Brockman) Wellman of New Bremen.

Melissa attended school at New Bremen, and was a 1997 graduate of Michigan City High School, Michigan City, Indiana. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen. She was a homemaker who was devoted to caring for her family, and had a special love for her dogs and cats.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Inurnment will occur in the German Protestant Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the services at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Melissa may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Condolences to Melissa's family may be left online at