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In Memoriam: Betty Arlene Howe

 

Your memorial contribution in Betty’s name will be placed in the
Cameron Pepera Memorial Foundation.

The original obituary listing can be found here.

HOWE, B. Arlene, age 81 of Harrison Township, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Kettering Medical Center after a brief illness.  She was born on April 18, 1939, in Dayton, OH, daughter of the late Don & Billie (Cable) Meeker.  Arlene was a devoted wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, and neighbor.  Preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Jack Howe, and her beloved grandson, Cameron Pepera.  Arlene is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kathy Howe of Kettering; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Kevin Pepera of St. Charles, IL; three granddaughters, Kateri and Gary Masiongale, Courtney and Patrick Luckett, and Paige Pepera; five great-grandchildren, Alexis Masiongale, Brayden Scott, Samantha Luckett,, Mason Luckett, and Maya Kroger; sister Peggy and Glenn Richardson of Hendersonville, NC; brother Bill and Fran Meeker of Tampa, FL; sister-in-law Judie Becher of Englewood, OH; plus many nieces, nephews, and close friends.

 

Your memorial contribution in Betty’s name will be placed in the
Cameron Pepera Memorial Foundation.

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Jessica Breugelmans

Board Member & Scholarship Committee Member

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

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Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

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Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

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Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

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