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Tracey Denise Howe

March 16, 2017 GMT

Tracey Denise Howe, 52, of rural New London, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Great River Medical Center.

She was born July 23, 1964, in Burlington, the daughter of Delbert and Ruth (Powell) Howe.

Ms. Howe was a 1982 graduate of Danville High School and received her associate’s degree in nursing in 1993 from Southeastern Community College.

Ms. Howe loved her career as an OB Nurse at Fort Madison Community Hospital for 23 years where she participated in over 600 deliveries of babies. She also was an NRP instructor at the hospital for 15 years and was selected as Employee of the Month in August of 2016.

Her positive attitude was contagious. Her unique and frequent laugh would make you smile and laugh when you heard it. She truly had a heart of gold. Her compassion was never ending. She was an excellent teacher and was an inspiration to the nursing students.

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She was a member of Danville First Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking, being on the river and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, James Robert (Kayleigh) Glick of Quincy, Ill.; two grandchildren, Bryleigh Glick and Trevis Glick; her father, Delbert Howe of New London; one brother, Todd (Julie) Howe of Burlington; several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her mother; son, Robert Warren; and brother, Trevis.

Friends may call from noon until 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m.

The memorial funeral service for Ms. Howe will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Danville First Baptist Church, with Pastor Jack Edmisson officiating.

A memorial has been established for a nursing scholarship fund in memory of Tracey Howe.

Cremation has been entrusted to Lunning Chapel and will be accorded following the visitation.