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Christine S. (Smolen) Howell age 76 of Kirtland, died Monday August 13, 2018 at Heartland of Mentor / Manor Care, Mentor, OH. She was born February 12, 1942 in Cleveland, OH.
Mrs. Howell was a retired Cafeteria worker from the Kirtland School System for 18 years. Prior to that she was an Executive Secretary for Master Builders.
Christine enjoyed visiting with family and friends, crossword puzzles, Dancing with the Stars, HGTV, cooking shows and flowers she would plant in the summer. She was also the greatest noodle maker in all the land.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years: Ford M. Howell, daughters: Kimberly (Chris "Chops" Genovese) Howell and Heather (Steve) Petersen, grandchildren: Cash, Colt, and Regan, sister: Dr. Diane (Chuck Bettinson) Smolen and her cats: Georgia and Garp.
Preceding Christine in death are her parents: Walter and Jane Smolen.
A celebration of Christine's life will be 5-7 pm Friday August 24, 2018 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.
In Lieu of flowers the family requests contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

Offer condolences at www.brunners.com.