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Howard S. Kittle

28 May 2003

Howard S. Kittle, 81, of 1104 1/2 S. Henry Ave., Elkins, passed away Monday, May 26, 2003, at 2 p.m. in his residence. He had been in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.

Born Nov. 14, 1921, in Kerens, he was the only child of the late Sheridan L. and Lillie M. Fansler Kittle.

Mr. Kittle never married. He is survived by three very close friends: Louise Higgins of Montrose, and Glenn and Ruth Teter of Elkins.

Mr. Kittle was a former resident of Lakewood, Ohio, and was employed by the City National Bank in Cleveland, Ohio, as a security officer until he retired in 1986.

He was a graduate of the Downtown Detective and Security Guard Academy in Cleveland and was a private detective for the William J. Burns Detective Agency, also in Cleveland, prior to his employment with City National Bank.

Mr. Kittle was a train enthusiast, loved music, including country and religious, and had a passion for old comedy shows and reading. He was a humorous, giving and kind man.

Mr. Kittle was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church and was a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Leon Hevener, pastor of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow at the Israel Church Cemetery in Kerens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Otterbein United Methodist Church in memory of Mr. Kittle. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Howard S. Kittle.

Submitted by Randy Stalnaker September 19, 2006

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