Ada Mae Lude Howell, 80, of Clarington, OH, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV.

She was born August 5, 1933 in Clarington, OH, a daughter of the late Albert and Dora Baker Lude.

Ada was retired from Switzerland of Ohio School District, having worked at both Clarington Elementary and River High School. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Clarington. She had many talents and her family was her pride and joy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, David and Dwayne Howell; a grandson, Ricky Rothenbuhler; a brother, Earl “Jake” (Elsie) Lude; a sister, Winona (Guy) Postlewait; stepmother Ella Bonar Lude; and a special aunt, Ada Maria Lude.

Survivors include five daughters: Linda (Art) Lude of Sardis, OH, Deborah (Tom) Mellott and Jennifer (Ron) Rothenbuhler, both of Clarington, Susan (John) Heslep of New Martinsville, WV, and Carol (Mike) Farrell of Dacula, GA; one sister, Sue Ann Leasure of Sardis, OH; a stepbrother, Jack Bonar of Clarington; a stepsister, Nancy Anderson of Napoleon, OH; 12 grandchildren: Justin (Alicia) Lude, Sarah Rist, Joshua (Valerie) Lude, Jeremy (Nikki) Lude, Joe (Heather) Lude, Megan (Rick Kinzy) Mellott, Abby (Bobby) Poling, John Logan Heslep and Evan Heslep, and Alex, Morgan and Will Farrell; and five great-grandchildren: Alex Ward, Serena Lude, Cade Rist, and Rylee and Gabriel Lude; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Drive, Clarington, OH, where services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Terry Pringle officiating.

Interment will follow in Clarington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Clarington Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 256, Clarington, OH 43915; or to Immanuel United Church of Christ, 124 Shepherd Place, Clarington, OH 43915.

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