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Krystal Lynn Howard

August 11, 1986 — October 1, 2017

Krystal Lynn Howard          “beloved and sadly missed”

COUDERSPORT---Krystal Lynn Howard, 31, of Coudersport, died in her home on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

Born on August 11, 1986 in Wellsville, N.Y., she was a daughter of Daniel E. and Linda K. McDowell Brownell. 

Krystal was a graduate of Wellsville High School and attended college in Williamsport.  She formerly had been employed by Howard’s Inc. in Coudersport.  At the time of her death, she was employed as the insurance verification representative at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport and had previously held other managerial positions at the hospital.

She had formerly served as the secretary of the Potter County Snowmobile Club in Coudersport.  She enjoyed snowmobile racing, of which she excelled.  Krystal was an assistant coach for her son Duke’s Tee Ball team and had previously served as an assistant coach for her son Dylan’s soccer team.  She enjoyed jogging. She loved her dogs, Bella and Paris, but her greatest love was her family, especially her two sons, Dylan and Duke.

Surviving in addition to her parents of Wellsville, N.Y. are her two beloved sons, Dylan W. Howard and Daniel D. “Duke” Howard, both at home; her sister, Kay C. (Andy) Middaugh of Friendship, N.Y.; her former husband, Christopher W. Howard of Coudersport; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Krystal was predeceased by her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Krystal’s life beginning at 12 noon on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Willing Volunteer Fire Department, Route 19, Willing, N.Y.

Flowers are gratefully declined and memorials in Krystal’s name may be made to Joyful Rescues, 1319 Turock Drive, Cuba, NY 14727 or to an SPCA or shelter serving animals in need.

Krystal’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

North Eulalia Baptist Church

683 State Rte 49, Coudersport, PA 16915

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