Obituary of Lorene Howe
Lorene “Tootsie” Steines Howe, 92 of Sun City Center, FL passed away on July 24, 2018 after a brief illness.. She was born on a farm in Pond, Missouri on Oct. 31, 1925. She loved growing up on a farm and often talked about having adventures with her 5 brothers and sisters. During WWII, she moved to Washington, D.C. and began working for the government. During her time in D.C., she met Harlow “Bucky” Howe, an Army serviceman from Wisconsin and they would marry on April 15, 1950 and spend 34 wonderful years together until his death in 1984. In 1965, they moved to Miami, FL to raise their daughter Alice. Lorene was an Executive Secretary for Southern Apparel Exhibitors and an avid volunteer. In 1992, she retired and moved to Sun City Center, FL where she continued her volunteer work. She volunteered at Cypress Creek Elementary School for several years and at South Bay Hospital for 20 years. Lorene was also active at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church; serving as a deacon, greeter, and providing communion to those unable to attend church. Lorene loved line dancing, playing cards and winning at bingo. She was an avid world traveler, having visited all seven continents. Lorene was a 5 time cancer survivor and all who knew her admired her unwavering faith and will miss her warm heart, beautiful smile and tremendous generosity. She was deeply loved by her family and friends. Lorene was preceded in death by her husband, Harlow “Bucky” Howe and by her five siblings. She was a wonderful mother to her daughter, Alice and son in law, Sam Lindsay and beloved aunt to Ann Hamilton, Jane (Scott) Labun, Ruth (Chris) Palmstrom, Lois (Gordie) Nickels, and Alan (Sherry) Steines, and loving sister in law to Lorraine Steines. Family will recieve friends one hour prior to service at the church. Celebration of her Life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018 at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Boulevard West, Sun City Center, Fla,. Private Interment in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.
In keeping with Lorene's spirit and love of life, everyone is requested to wear bright colors.