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Natalia “Tillie” Howald
Natalia “Tillie” HowaldElephantNatalia “Tillie” Howald, 92 of Richwood died peacefully Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

She was born January 27, 1927 in Union County to the late Adrian L. and Mildred D. (Barnett) Potts. On October 10, 1948 she married Robert E. Howald Sr. and he died June 5, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Marie Chapman, a brother, Ned Potts, and son-in-law, Joe Bialecki.

A 1945 graduate of Richwood High School, she was a life-long and dedicated member of the Richwood First United Methodist Church. She and her husband Bob had run the former Rainbow Cleaners in Richwood for many years.

Tillie enjoyed collecting elephants and she had a large collection. She was still sharp in her nineties and wasn’t afraid to voice her opinion. She was a very loving and forgiving person and was loved by everyone who knew her. She was grandma to more than just her own grandchildren, often called “Grandma Tillie”, especially around the old George Street/Claibourne Elementary neighborhood.

She is survived by two sons, Robert E. (Carolyn) Howald Jr., Richwood; Joseph L. (Kathy) Howald, Richwood; two daughters, Elizabeth A. Luera, El Paso, Texas; Jane E. Bialecki, Bellefontaine; grandchildren, James (Katie), Lance (Kristy) and Josh Howald, Troy (Erin) Chapman, Tracy (James) Litreal, Phillip (Becky) Howald, Joe (Dawn) Howald, Kileen (Doug) Payne, Tim (Heather) Bialecki, William Bialecki, Marcos (Cynthia) Lozano, Melanie Lozano, Jessica (Jeff) Osborne, Andrea Chapman, Ryan Chapman and Ashley LeVan; 29 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Lee Moffett, Hollister, Missouri; son-in-law, Kevin (Shauna) Chapman, Richwood; sister-in-law, Martha Potts, Marion; several nieces and nephews and lots of cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church, Richwood with Pastor Joe Rhea officiating. Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, 18 S. Fulton Street, Richwood, OH 43344 and Richwood Park, C/O Village of Richwood, 153 N. Franklin Street, Richwood, OH  43344.

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#1 from: Kimerly Ransome
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 5:23 PM

My deepest sympathy and prayers to all the family.

#2 from: Melissa McKinniss
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 5:26 PM

Joe and Kathy and family. I'm so sorry to see this. Sending my love to all of you!

#3 from: Juli Smith D'Ascendis
New Jersey
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 5:39 PM

Joe, Kathy and all Tillie's family. So sorry to hear of her passing. She was one of our George Street moms, and I remember how sweet and kind she was, and what a great smile she had. I pray God will comfort you in your time of loss.

#4 from: Alan Cowgill
Springfield, Oh
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 6:39 PM

Bobby, sorry about the loss of your mother.

#5 from: Pat Montrose
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 6:47 PM

Sorry for your loss. A very special lady who will be missed by many. Prayers for all who are remembering  all the precious  memories.  Heaven got another special angel in heaven.

#6 from: Jan Dunn
Marsville, Oh
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 6:51 PM

May you cherish the Memories of your Mom and Grandma to so many.  More than 100 George Street kids in the 60s knew Tillie was baking cookies or looking out for them.  Her smile will be with you forever.

#7 from: Gary and Susie Crofut
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Tillie was such a warm loving lady and always so bubbly and happy. A real sweetheart to everyone. Hugs and love to all her family and God bless.    Gary and Susie                                                  

#8 from: Terry and barb kemp
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 8:24 PM

To Tillies family, so sorry for your loss.  She was a beautiful person who always had a smile on her face.  

#9 from: Judy Hall Baker
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 8:47 PM

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of healing.

#10 from: Greg McElroy
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 8:53 PM

My deepest condolences to your family.  I honor my friendship with both your sons and their families. Although, I left South Franklin St. many years ago, I am proud to call you neighbor.

#11 from: Mary Lu Swartz
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 8:56 PM

When I was in kindergarten, I remember Tillie standing at the back of her house looking over the side fence of the Claibourne Elementary playground for the K-1 pupils watching the little kids at recess. Always enjoyed talking to her at church or whenever I saw her.  Cherish your memories of her and hold them close.

#12 from: Linny Jividen
Berlin, Germany
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 10:10 PM

So sorry for your loss Bobby and the entire family. Praying for comfort 🙏🙏.

#13 from: Karolyne & Tom
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 10:38 PM

Deepest sympathy and prayers
to the family.

#14 from: Ronda Hisle
Marysville ohio
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 6:24 AM

Jane , so sorry to learn of your mothers passing. Your family is in my prayers.

#15 from: johna nibert
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 7:01 AM

To Tillie's family so sorry for your loss. Neighbors again with Betty and Red. Thinking of all of you
                 Johna Nibert

#16 from: Don & Peggy Hays
West Mansfield
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 9:19 AM

So sorry for your loss.  Your mom was such a sweet lady. I'm glad I got to talk briefly with her at a softball game last spring. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

#17 from: Dana and Linds
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 9:45 AM

We are so very sorry for your lost.

#18 from: Jerry Moore
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 11:08 AM

So sorry for your loss.

#19 from: Rick McElroy
Peoria az
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 2:24 PM

So sorry for the of your mom. Prayers for all.

#20 from: Pam Endsley
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 3:32 PM

The Howsld clan:::  I’m so sorry for your loss. She was the BEST  second mom ever who made great mush n milk. Too many memories to mention but will never be forgotten.  I’m sorry for your loss. Prayers for the days ahead. She will definitely be missed.  We all loved her !!!!!  

#21 from: John Wiley
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 7:33 PM


#22 from: Betty Jo Shoup
Upper Sandusky Oh
Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 8:37 PM

Dear Howald Family
We have so many precious memories of Tillie from way back in Claibourne Days and all the fun times on George St.Tillie was sweet and great friend.Sending our sympathy to all of you.She had a-long wonderful life

With Love and hugs.
Paul and Betty Jo Shoup

#23 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 6:46 PM

Howald Family,
Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers with your Mothers passing. I know she will be sadly missed by all who knew her! R.I.P.Tillie.

#24 from: Dan Foos
Richwood, Ohio
Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 9:41 PM

I extend my sympathy to the entire family, It is hard to give the good ones up.

Dan Foos

#25 from: Gary Mannasmith
Creston, Ohio
Sat, Jun 29, 2019 at 11:14 AM

Bob and family, so sorry for your loss, she will be missed. Prayers for your family.

#26 from: Yayon and Steve Chapman
Sat, Jun 29, 2019 at 11:42 AM

Our condolences to all of you family members.  Constant thoughts and supportive prayers are for you.  Tillie has always prompted fond memories for us.  May God continue to uphold you in your time of bereavement.

#27 from: Barbara Holcomb
Richwood, OH
Sat, Jun 29, 2019 at 4:49 PM

My thoughts and prayers have been with the Howald family these past weeks and I was a saddened to hear of your great loss. Tillie was a lovely friend for all the years we have been in Richwood. She always had a welcoming smile. I enjoyed my conversations with Tillie knowing her answers and comments represented many years of experience and wisdom.
  My love and deepest sympathy,
      Barbara Holcomb

#28 from: Ned & Terry Bumgarner
South Carolina
Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 4:47 AM

So sad to hear of Tillie's passing. Family friends for many years with lots of good memories.  She was a special lady and always had a great smile.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  

#29 from: Jeanie Parsons Hoffman
Bonita Springs, FL
Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 8:27 AM

My deepest condolences to the Howald family. Fond memories of Tillie while growing up on George Street. It seemed like during the summer I was at your house more than my own. May all the great memories of your Mom be with you during this difficult time. Jeanie Parsons Hoffman

#30 from: madi howald
Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 7:19 AM

great grandma will forever be missed. she deserves to be with the love of her life though, she got to watch her children and grand children grow and was ready to be with grandpa again. I miss them both but they're not in pain anymore. And for those of you who knew her well enough I bet we can all agree she probably gets the one thing she couldn't have here....a pet elephant *giggle*

#31 from: Virg and Jani Rankin
Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 4:12 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all of the Howald family.  Tillie was a very special lady and George Street neighbor.  Hugs to all💕

#32 from: Amy Pratt
Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 10:53 PM

I've only heard stories about Grandma Tillie. Through those stories she seemed like an amazing lady that truly loved and had forgiveness for all. For the family, I'm sorry for your loss. May you hold her memories close in your heart and let God carry you through this time of mourning.

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