BAILEYVILLE - Ella Belle Howe, 70, was born August 21, 1943. She was raised in Alexander Maine, the daughter of Floyd and Ethel Hunnewell. She has two sisters Virginia Carlow (who has passed away) and Louise Griffin. She was a graduate of Calais High School in the class of 1961. Ella took a business course in St. Stephen NB after graduation. In her early years, she worked at Grants in Calais for several years. She married Richard Howe on October 26, 1968 and has two children: Rhonda Glidden and Llewellyn Howe. Ella raised her family in Woodland Maine. Ella was a faithful member of the Woodland Pentecostal Church and in years past served as a treasurer. Ella leaves behind some dear friends: Miriam Libby, Jeanette Trott, and Pearl Boardman. Ella spent many summers raking blueberries for her parents and haying the fields in the fall.
Ella leaves behind her loving husband, Richard Howe of 45 years, her loving daughter Rhonda and her husband Rev. Dr. Michael Glidden, her loving son, Llewellyn Howe and his wife Millie and sons Sean and John. She leaves behind a grandson, Sean Michael Glidden and a granddaughter Natasha White, a sister Louise Griffin, nephew Duane Griffin and his wife Carrie, nephew Foster Carlow Jr, niece Vickie Barnes and her husband Chauncey, niece Bonnie Peakall and her boyfriend Richard Hickson. She has many grand nephews, nieces, and cousins. Ella’s favorite scripture verse is Psalm 23:6 and she also loved Psalm 91. Ella worked at McDonalds in Calais for 15 years having worked in the lobby keeping it clean and tidy and putting on birthday parties for many children. She fought a courageous battle with cancer and had a strong faith. She trusted whole-heartedly in the Lord as her savior and went to be with Him in heaven. Ella passed away on November 10, 2013. The committal service will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of the Living Stone in Baileyville with the Rev. Dr. Michael Glidden, Rev. Keith Moody, and Rev. Tommy Smith officiating. The graveside will be at the Alexander Cemetery following the committal service. Refreshments will be held at The Church of the Living Stone following the graveside. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Richard Howe at P O Box 522, Baileyville, ME 04694. A special thank you to Calais Hospital and the North Street Bridge Home.