Jacksonville Daily Progress
NECHES — Graveside services for Mary Jean Howell, age 68, of Neches, will be held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday at the Neches Cemetery. Mary was born September 2, 1945 in Palestine, TX to Virgil Lee Ward and Gertrude Lovie Fletcher Ward. She was a housewife and retired from Baxter. She died on February 3, 2014 in a Tyler hospital. Mary was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her son, Jerry Howell of Frankston, three daughters, Teri Goodwin of Frankston, Linda Hemby of Denison and Karen Venton of Neches, one brother, James Lee Ward of Neches, ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. at Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Jacksonville.