Howell Sep 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Gertrude Louise “Trudy” “Gert” Howell, age 84, of Herscher, formerly of Friendsville, MD passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 at her home. She was born July 17, 1937 in Zanesville, OH, the daughter of Henry William & Nellie Mae (Glass) Hutzel. Trudy married Richard Howell on October 12, 1954 in Fostoria, OH. He preceded her in death on February 24, 2006.Trudy had been employed at Riverside Medical Center and Shapiro Developmental Center, both in Kankakee.She was a member of the League of Women’s Voters and Herscher United Methodist Church Women’s Club. She enjoyed reading her bible, crafting, embroidery, quilting, knitting, crocheting, and doing latch hook. She loved spending time with her family.Trudy was a member of the Herscher United Methodist Church.Surviving are one son, Richard (Judy) Howell Jr. of Bourbonnais; three daughters, Donna (Doug) Denault of Herscher, Deborah Lynn (Otilio) Guerra of Herscher, and Denise (Bob) Anderson of Kankakee; stepdaughters, Sharon Strults of OH and Sandra (Sylvestor) Saylor of ME; one brother, Wilbur (Delores) Hutzel; eleven grandchildren, Jaison (Elizabeth) Howell, Ryan (Angie) Howell, Rob (Tomomi) Hartung, Amy (Simon) Matthews, Neil (Lindsey) Denault, Nick (Roxy) Denault, Rey (Alyssa) Guerra, Alicia (Dave Sr.) Guttendorf, Laura (Adam) Legacy, Candy (Heath) Overacker, and Kelly (Randy) Bessette; numerous great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband, Richard Howell, Trudy is preceded in death by her parents; one infant daughter; one infant granddaughrer; one infant grandson; two great-grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters.Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the 1 p.m. funeral service on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Schreffler Funeral Home in Kankakee. Rev. Kevin Boesen will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Bonfield Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save Latest News HUMC Women Luncheon October 16 Bonfield Lions Ham Dinner October 16 Village Board Sets Trick or Treating Hours Tiger Sports Round Up Deadly Drug Warning from DEA “EthensArmy” Benefit October 9 KCC: Financial Aid Information Workshops 2021 Tiger Sports Round Up Latest e-Edition Herscher Pilot Herscher Pilot Most Popular Articles Images Videos Commented ArticlesBonfield Lions Ham Dinner October 16HUMC Women Luncheon October 16Village Board Sets Trick or Treating HoursDeadly Drug Warning from DEATiger Sports Round UpTiger Sports Round Up Images VideosSorry, there are no recent results for popular videos. CommentedSorry, there are no recent results for popular commented articles.