Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Mark Steven Howard

Mark Steven Howard, 63, of Shelby, passed away early Friday morning, May 24, 2019, at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital after a short, but valiant, battle with cancer.

He was born February 25, 1956, in Detroit, Mich., to James and Margaret (Osborne) Howard, of Shelby. He was surrounded by loved ones throughout his final days. Mark was very proud to have been married for 34 years.

He graduated from Shelby High School in 1974 and worked for Richland County Foods for nearly 32 years. Mark was best known as the General Manager for the Wendy’s at the Ontario mall, and attended Storyside Church in Bellville. Mark enjoyed golfing, church worship, family vacations, and hosting parties, but most of all, spending time with his children and grandchildren, of which he had 10.His children – Aaron (Jessica) Howard, of Normal, Ill., Heather (Luke) Carpenter, of North Olmsted, and A.J. (Kristy) Howard, of Mansfield – will miss their Dad greatly.

Special thanks to the doctors and nurses who cared for Mark throughout his cancer journey, especially Gretchen and Elisa with OhioHealth Hospice who helped him pass peacefully and provided comfort and support for his family.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, May 27, 2019, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 10:30 am. His son, Aaron, will officiate and burial will follow in Little London Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to OhioHealth Hospice.


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  1. The Parks Family says:

    Prayers for peace and comfort for all of your family, Aaron! We are so sorry for your loss.

  2. Tim and Roma says:

    So sorry for your loss! Prayers for all of you!

  3. Tierra Davis says:

    I am so sorry for your loss…Mark was a great man and I will always credit him for making me such a hard worker ..For encouraging me to never give up or let my height stop me.You will be missed.

  4. Ellen and Amzie Altemose says:

    So very sorry for your loss Prayers for you all

  5. Tom Hennings says:

    Mark came to Wendys as a young man and was an immensely valued employee and friend. We got to know the whole family! We often talked golf, and equipment and had a few rounds at Firestone. We were actually about dead even on the course and we never conceded one being better that the other. We had such fun. Rest in peace Mark, I know it is always a good day for golf now!

    I will miss Mark very much.


  6. melvina says:

    sorry for your loss he such a good man truly will be miss always was good to me while i work under him and care as well my god be with you and your family

  7. DaveWendys Brunswick says:

    On behalf of everyone at Wendy’s Brunswick our deepest condolences on your loss. He will be greatly missed by our Wendy’s family. He is now at peace with the Lord. God Bless.

  8. Sheila Biglin says:

    Dear Margaret and family, we are saddened to hear of Marks passing. Please accept our condolences at this very sad time. I’m sorry we couldn’t attend calling hours, but we were out of town. Our thoughts are with you. The Biglins

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