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Mary Ann Howell, age 81, dies

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Mary Ann Howell, age 81, passed away March 11, 2014 at the St Cloud Hospital after a long illness.
 Mary was born May 8, 1932 in Ely, MN to the late Louis and Mary (DeBeltz) Glatch. She was a miner’s daughter and grew up in Ely, MN, relocating to Japan, Missouri and Illinois as a military wife before settling in St Cloud. She retired from St Cloud State University as a longtime secretary in the Political Science Department. Mary was a gifted cook, loved her flowers and in retirement found joy in her poodles, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mary is survived by daughters Julie of Hanover, Patricia of Clearwater, son Michael of Riverside, CA , grandchildren: Brittany (Jonas) Carman, John Howell and great grandchildren Zoey and Layla Carman.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clifton, son Thomas and her parents and brothers.
With respect to our mother’s wishes, services will be private.
Memorials are preferred to the Coborn Cancer Center.

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