Obiturary – Janeen L. Howell, age 39

Janeen L. Howell, age 39, passed unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at age 39 and is at home with the Lord. Janeen L. Howell was predeceased by her father, John Howell.

She is survived by her loving mother, Elizabeth Howell; five sisters – Carolyn Smith (Craig), Deborah Fenton (David), Felicia Howell, Renee Nicholls (Michael), and LaDonna Howell (Benjamin); three brothers – Michael Howell (April), John Howell (Priscilla), and Bryan Howell (Roberta); nieces and nephews – Nicole, Stephanie, Erin, Jordan, Kariana, Jacob, Ashley, Sean, Zac, McKenna, Joshua, Lauren, Maddie, Edison and Dashiell; aunts and uncles; cousins; and her beloved cats, Simba and Ribsie.

Janeen had a love of life, friends and family and had a strong faith. She was a volunteer at Owego and Binghamton area Veterinary Clinics with Dr. Amanda Berry and loved animals.  She was a productive worker at Achieve (formerly ARC) in Owego, N.Y. for many years. She was active in the Broome-Tioga area Special Olympics for over 20 years, under the coaching and guidance of John Crosby and had been named Athlete of the Year.  She enjoyed karate, bell choir, puzzles, bowling and swimming.

Family was expected to receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 at New Comer Funeral Home, 6 Empire Blvd., Rochester, and will be followed by a Celebration of Janeen’s life at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: John Crosby, Special Olympics Broome-Tioga, 6 Londonderry Lane, Owego, N.Y. 13827.