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May 10, 2014

Sally L. Howles

VENANGO — Sally L. Howles, 61, of Venango, died at home Friday, May 9, 2014. She was born June 4, 1952, in Meadville, a daughter of A. Richard (Dick) and Alice Pardee Moore. She married Greg A. Howles on June 30, 1979, and he survives.

She was a 1970 graduate of Meadville High School and started working at City Hospital and has continued at Meadville Medical Center since 1977 in Medical Records. She received a heart transplant on Feb. 24, 2013, in Pittsburgh after a 15-year battle with congestive heart failure and diabetes. She was a fighter and returned to work six months later in August. She was a dedicated mother and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed crocheting and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

In addition to her husband, Greg, of 34 years, she is survived by a daughter, Megan Klobusnik of Venango; two sons, Greg (Boomie) Howles of Guys Mills and Michael Howles of Guys Mills; a grandson, Ethan Klobusnik; a granddaughter, Harper Klobusnik; a granddaughter expected in August, Maci Grace Howles; three sisters, Kathy Ridgeway of Meadville, Marilyn Boughton of Venango, and Debbie Smith and her husband, Tim, of Meadville; a father-in-law, James W. Howles of Venango; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her life-long friend, Linda Jean Hamilton.

Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.

The funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dave Brumagin, chaplain of Meadville Medical Center, officiating.

Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to Help Hope Live, Two Radnor Corporate Center, 100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100, Radnor, Pa. 19087; or the American Heart Association, 823 Filmore Ave., Erie, Pa. 16505; or the American Cancer Society, 505 Poplar St., Suite 310, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Memories and condolences may be shared at waidfuneralhome.net.

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