Omedia Mae Howell, affectionately known as “Holly” or “Mimi,” 91, of Franklin Furnace, passed away at State of the Heart Hospice in Greenville, OH, on January 5, 2021. She was born February 21, 1929, to the late James and Lucy Bailey. She was an entrepreneur and opened her first beauty salon in 1947, and continued to work in the industry for over 70 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star with a 65Yr Honor, She served as the Arizona National Hairdresser Association President and was a member of the Verde Valley Players Theater Group, Camp Verde Sweet Adelines and the Joe Barkley Corral Charity Group. She also was a founding member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Glendale Arizona. Long standing member of the Wheelersburg United Methodist Church.
Holly was a devoted Christian and was always involved in church activities. She leaves to cherish her memories: a daughter, Monica Harlock; a son, Michael Howell (Barry); five grandchildren whom she loves dearly, Lee, Greg, Matt (Shelley), Melissa (Missy), and Kristalyn (Gabe); 15 great-grandchildren, Lee, Rachel, Emma, Britlee, Shannon, Joe, Colton, Amber, Ashley, Alyson, Aaron, Aubralyn, Austin, Braelyn, and Chandler; along with numerous extended family members and friends. She was greeted in Heaven by her dear husband of 53 years, Robert; her son-in-law, Richard Harlock; her parents; and many beloved family members and friends.
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