Chestertown, MD, February 3, 2004 — It is with great sadness that Washington College has to announce that Madeline Howell, one of the College's longest-serving employees, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2004.
Madeline was secretary to 19 deans at Washington College, retired from the College in 2003, after 47 years of exceptionally loyal and effective service. For two generations of faculty Madeline was the firm and reliable rock in the Dean's Office, loved and respected for her fairness, her discretion, and her unflappable good humor. Madeline will be greatly missed by all of us.
Madeline is survived by her husband, Henry Howell, two stepsons, three grandchildren, a nephew, three brothers and one sister. Our thoughts and condolences are with them at this time.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 6, 2004 at 11:00 AM at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 130 Speer Road, Chestertown, MD, where relatives and friends may call on Thursday, February 5, 2004 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Interment will be held in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Rock Hall, MD.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Chapter, 500 Duncan Road Suite A, Wilmington, DE 19806.
- Joachim Scholz, Provost and Dean of the College