Virginia Katherine Howell


Virginia Katherine Howell, 78, a resident of the Crystal Springs Community, Elkins, departed this life Saturday afternoon, May 23, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Mountain Hospice.

She was born Monday, April 6, 1942, at Beverly, a daughter of the late William “Bill” and Rosie Lee Watson Howell.

She was twice married. First to Joseph Conti, who preceded her in death. Second to Jesse Ramsey, who survives.

Surviving are two sons, Robert William Conti and wife, Crystal, and Joseph Anthony Conti, all of Elkins; two daughters, Virginia Diane Currence and husband, Rick, of Hodgesville, Rosemary Elizabeth Cutright and husband, Randy, of Alexander; three brothers, Donnie Howell and wife, Joyce, Jimmie Howell and Johnny Howell, all of Beverly; three sisters, Norma Chambers of Beverly, Marie Burdge and husband, Raymond, of Spring Run, Pennsylvania, Luceba Graham and husband, Delmas, of Beverly; several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are seven brothers, Willie, Burlin, Okey, Otto, Rich, Bruce and Thomas Howell; and one sister, Roanna Howell.

Virginia attended the schools of Beverly, was a homemaker, a Pentecostal by faith and enjoyed gardening.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home, Friday, May 29, 2020, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert Conti will officiate and interment will follow at the Trinity Cemetery on the Georgetown Road, Beverly.

For the protection of those in attendance, everyone attending the Visitation and Funeral Service are asked to adhere to local social distancing requirements.

The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Virginia Katherine Howell.

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