Barbara A. Howe, 76, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock.
She was born July 12, 1938, to Bernard and Barbara Quebbemann in Chicago.
On Nov. 12, 1977, she married Richard Howe in Chicago.
During her nearly 50-year real estate property management career, she managed or supervised shopping centers, condominiums and apartment developments in the Chicago, Denver and Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolitan areas. In 1992, she and her husband started the management firm of Howe Real Estate Services Inc. in Woodstock. She retired in 2013 after the business was sold.
She enjoyed cross-stitching, crochet, reading and communicating with friends and relatives. She was known for her generosity and quick wit.
Survivors include her husband; two brothers, Bernard (Connie) Quebbemann and Al (Brenna) Quebbemann; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richard; two sisters, Roselyn and Mary; and two brothers, Joseph and John.
Visitation was held Jan. 6 at the Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. The visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until the funeral Mass at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock. Interment will be at 11a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove.
Memorials can be made to the School Sisters of St. Francis, 1501 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215.