Leonard L. Howe

Bethalto | Thursday, March 8 2012

Leonard L. Howe, 104, died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Bethalto Care Center. Born February 19, 1908 in Mt. Vernon, IL, he was the son of Thomas S. and Martha (Lively) Howe. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and attended the First Christian Church in Alton. In 1973 he retired as a carpenter from Standard Oil after 36 years of service. On May 10, 1935 in Vandalia, IL, he married the former Ida Virginia Canham. She preceded him in death in 1984. Surviving is a son-in-law and his wife, Steve and Sue Doerr of Brighton, two grandsons, five great grandchildren, and two great-great grandsons. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Jean Doerr in May 1978, two brothers, and four sisters. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Jim Johnson will officiate. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Alton. Online guestbook and information may be found at

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