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  Catherine (Cathy) Lynn Howe of LaBelle Missouri, passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, on February 4, 2021, due to complications from an auto accident on February 1, near LaBelle, Missouri.

  Cathy was the daughter of Wendel and Thelma Wheeler born October 13, 1960. She grew up in Maywood, Missouri, and attended Lewis County School District until 1975. In 1975 her parents moved to Newark, Missouri, where she attended Knox County High School.

  Cathy worked in commercial construction and home improvement in the Bloomington-Normal area in Illinois. Later she married Lee Howe of LaBelle, Missouri, and was active in farming. She enjoyed gardening, landscaping, woodworking, fishing, and quilting.

  Survivors include her son, Adam Simmons of LaBelle, MO; three sisters: Susan Shelton of Bloomington, Illinois; Nancy (John) Ernst of Rocky Mount, Missouri; Karen (Randy) Scoggin of LaBelle, Missouri; two brothers: William Wheeler of Lake St.Louis, Missouri and Warner Wheeler of LaBelle, Missouri, and many nieces and nephews.

  Cathy is preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law Stanley Shelton, and brother Lindy Wheeler.

  A celebration for life party will be held later in the year.