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Milton Bourne Howes, 88, of Owings died Feb. 22, 2012, at Calvert Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 25, 1923, on the family farm in Owings to James Milton and Grace (Bourne) Howes.

He attended the former Chaneyville School, learned farming from his father, and farmed the family land that has been worked by his family for more than 300 years, raising corn, hay, tobacco and cattle. He participated in farm preservation programs in Calvert County, and was an active member of the Calvert County Farm Bureau. He was a lifelong member of All Saints Episcopal Church where he served on the Vestry and on many other committees. He and his friend Leroy Dowell spent many years as the dishwashing team for the church’s annual supper. He was also a member of the renowned All Saints Softball Team in the 1930s.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Maria Elizabeth Howes; and by his lifelong friend, Leroy Dowell.

He is survived by his sister, Willie Ann McKenzie and her husband, William, of Frostburg; devoted companion, Laurie Coleman, of Owings; children, Stephen Coleman Jr. of Huntingtown, Jason Coleman of Greensboro, N.C., David Coleman of Sunderland and Amanda Coleman of Owings; nieces and nephews, Nancy McKenzie and her husband, Ned Landis, of Westminster, William F. and Karen McKenzie of Green Spring, W.Va., Dennis and Shannon McKenzie of Ijamsville and Kathryn Golightly of Ijamsville; grandnephews, grandnieces and spouses, Matthew Shilman of Westminster, Jennifer and Jim Toothman of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Jason McKenzie of Green Spring, W.Va., Elizabeth McKenzie and her fiance, Josh Ogden of Cheat Lake, W.Va., Emily McKenzie of Green Spring, W.Va., Courtney Dickens, Alexa McKenzie, Bailey McKenzie and Allyson Golightly, all of Ijamsville; and great-grandniece, Jessica Toothman of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Feb. 24, at Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane in Owings.

Funeral service and celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Sunderland.

Interment will follow in the Bourne family lot in the parish cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to All Saints Church, P.O. Box 40, Sunderland, MD 20689.