Barbara Ann Howe, 78, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014, in Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling.

Barbara was born November 27, 1935, in Bridgeport, Ohio, a daughter of the late John and Amanda (Pritchett) Davidson. She was the owner and operator of Howe Realty, Wheeling, and was a member of the New Life Christian Fellowship Church, Triadelphia, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill “Bulldog” Howe; four brothers; and two sisters.

Barbara is survived by her four children: Gary Bowman of Wheeling, Linda Cassano of Atlantic Beach, Fla., Barbara Joan Bowman and her husband, Kip, of Ventura Beach, Calif., and Billie Jo Howe of Wheeling; two brothers, John Davidson and his wife Judy and James Davidson, all of Wheeling; three grandchildren: Gary Bowman Jr., Dana Bowman and Tyler Sena; and four great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 8, 2014, with the Pastor Gino Vercellotti officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Christian Fellowship Church, 18 Meadow Drive, Wheeling, WV 26003.

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