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John Howe, 79, of Noblesville, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013, at home. He was born January 20, 1934, to Robert and Mildred (Davison) Howe, in Columbus, IN.
John was a teacher and principal for Connersville and Columbus school systems before retiring from Carmel Clay Schools in 1998 after 31 years. He also worked in Indiana and Ohio as a Parks & Recreation Director and served 12 years on the Hamilton County Board of Parks & Recreation.
John served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he was a Military Police Officer for 2 years. He was a graduate of Columbus High School, where he was the 1952 state champion in the 440-yard dash. He was a 1960 graduate of Indiana University, where he studied Education and Parks & Recreation, and was a member of the 1954 Big Ten Champion Mile Relay team. He was a member of First Christian Church in Noblesville and Beta Theta Pi and enjoyed golfing and woodworking.
He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy (Toler) Howe, whom he married February 13, 1965; sons, Andrew John (Jody) Howe and Ryan Patrick (Sarah) Howe; grandchildren, Lily, Levi, and Raleigh Howe; and a brother, Richard "Dick" Howe.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Phyllis Glasgow and Peggy Clark; and a brother, Robert Allen Howe.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at First Christian Church of Noblesville, 16377 Herriman Blvd., in Noblesville, with visitation beginning at 2 p.m. immediately prior to the service. Pastor John Davis will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Noblesville, 16377 Herriman Blvd., Noblesville, IN 46060.