JAY — Kenneth R. Howes, 84, a resident of Jay, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 25, at his home.

He was born September 5, 1932, in Farmington, the son of Earl Howes and Florence (Paine) Howes. Ken was a 1951 graduate of Jay High School and graduated in 1952 from Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from November 18, 1952, to November 16, 1956, during the Korean War. On July 4, 1959, in Jay, he married Mira Spiller of Jay. They recently celebrated their 58th anniversary.

Ken worked as an equipment operator and laborer for International Paper Co., at both the Otis and Androscoggin mills in Jay. Ken was a member of the International Paper Co. Quarter-Century Club and former member of the Jay Baptist Church. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family.

He is survived by his wife, Mira Howes of Jay; his daughter, Heidi Howes-Killip of Englewood, Florida; his son, David Howes and his wife, Darlene, of Jay; and four grandchildren, Bradley, Jason, Logan and Paris.

Ken’s family would like to express their gratitude to their niece, Brenda Peary and her husband, Robert, and to Dan Corcoran and his wife, Ann, for all their love and support.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Reginald Howes and Charles Williams; sister, Margaret Decker; and his son-in-law, Daryl Killip.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

Kenneth R. Howes

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