- January 21, 1915 - October 1, 2016
- Galesburg, Michigan
of Lila's Passing
Kalamazoo County Humane Society
4239 S. Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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“RIP Ms. Lila... I will truly miss you and our chats at the casino!
1 of 6 | Posted by: Peggy Leatherman - Battle Creek, MI
“I remember Lila as I was growing up. I loved going to her house. She was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. I felt bad that I was unable...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Cathy Spinelli - Vicksburg, MI
“There is no doubt she was some of the glue in a wonderful family. I so enjoyed having the opportunity to spend time with her and her daughter Carol...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Alan Campbell - Crystal Beach, FL
“I am so sorry to hear about Lila. I work at Firekeepers Casino, and am a slot attendant. I always looked forward to seeing Lila on Saturdays when...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Stephany Looper - Battle Creek, MI
“I lived going to Tom and Lila's house when growing up. It was always a good time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
5 of 6 | Posted by: Dennis and Connie Howes - MI
“I remember how she happy and outgoing she was when I cared for her. ever since I have met her. She will be greatly missed.
6 of 6 | Posted by: Linda Blair - Kalamazoo, MI
Lila Marion (Kellogg) Howes of Galesburg, MI
Lila, age 101, died Wednesday evening, October 12, 2016 at her residence.
Lila, the daughter of John and Belle (Grodavent) Kellogg, was born in Calhoun County, MI on January 21, 1915; was a lifetime area resident and 1935 graduate of W.K. Kellogg High School in Hickory Corners, MI. She had been a bookkeeper for the Gilmore Brothers Department Store in Kalamazoo and finally retired in 1975 as a receptionist for the Battle Creek Sanitarium. She enjoyed gardening; cooking and baking for her family and friends; going to the casino's and could never pass-up a garage sale or auction.
Lila was united in marriage to Thomas Walter Howes in Augusta, MI on December 2, 1939 and he sadly preceded her in death on July 5, 1971. Surviving is her daughter, Carol R. Howes of Galesburg; her son, Glenn W. (Cindy) Howes of Richland, MI; three grandchildren, Conni Howes, Glenn W. (Alicia) Howes, Jr. and Jennifer (Kirk) Rodriguez and four precious great grandchildren, Matthew, Elliott, Nathan and Aidan. Lila was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Lina Kellogg, her twin sister, Lela Chamberlain and Evelyn Pratt and by 2, ½ sisters, Hazel Whitney and Mamie North.
The Memorial Service to celebrate Lila's life will be held on Saturday, October 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89) with the Rev. Robert G. Muirhead, officiating. Lila's family will greet friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Private, family interment will be held in North Athens (MI) Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lila's honor may be directed to the Kalamazoo County Humane, 4239 S. Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.