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James D. Howenstine, 70, Decatur, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his residence.
He was born June 28, 1943, in Huntington, to the late Douglas W. and Jeanette (Scheiber) Howenstine.
He married his wife of 48 years Judith E. Casper Aug. 28, 1965; she survives.
James was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society.
Jim and his wife Judy owned and operated the True Value stores in Decatur and Wabash. He also served on the Board of Directors of True Value.
Jim served on the board of the Adams County Community Foundation, was a member of the Decatur Optimist Club and was active in Junior Achievement. He was also a member of America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association.
Surviving are a daughter, Janna (Matt) Enyeart of Leo; two sons, Brian (Amy) Howenstine of Wabash and Bradley Howenstine of Decatur; three sisters, Lee Ann Howenstine of Indiana, Cheryl (Bob) Rand of New Hampshire and Deb (Jim) Schaefer of Illinois; a brother, Mike Howenstine of Hawaii; four grandchildren, Connor and Allison Enyeart; and Elizabeth and Emily Howenstine.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Kim Howenstine.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Father David Voors presiding.
Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Huntington.
Visitation will be from 2–8 p.m. Wednesday at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 1:30 p.m.
Preferred memorials may be made to the A.C.C.F. Jim and Judy Howenstine Fund or to St. Joseph Catholic School.
Online condolences may be made at www.hshfuneralhome.com.