James D. Howenstine, 70, of Decatur, and a native of Huntington, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his home.
Mr. Howenstine and his wife owned and operated the True Value stores in Decatur and Wabash. He served on the board of directors of True Value.
He also served on the board of the Adams County Community Foundation, was a member of the Decatur Optimist Club and was active in Junior Achievement. He was a member of America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society.
He was born June 28, 1943, in Huntington to Douglas W. and Jeanette Scheiber Howenstine. He married Judith E. Casper on Aug. 28, 1965. His wife survives.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Janna (Matt) Enyeart, of Leo; two sons, Brian (Amy) Howenstine, of Wabash, and Bradley Howenstine, of Decatur; three sisters, Cheryl (Bob) Rand, of New Hampshire; Deb (Jim) Schaefer, of Illinois; and Lee Ann Howenstine, of Indiana; a brother, Mike Howenstine, of Hawaii; and four grandchildren, Connor Enyeart, Allison Enyeart, Elizabeth Howenstine and Emily Howenstine.
Calling is Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., with recitation of the Rosary at 1:30 p.m., at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home, 225 W. Adams St., Decatur.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 414 Madison St., Decatur, with Rev. David Voors officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, in Huntington.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Adams County Community Foundation Jim & Judy Howenstine Fund or to St. Joseph Catholic School.