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Anna Marie Howell

July 21, 1957 — September 18, 2020

Anna Marie Howell of Cozad passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 at her home surrounded by family, at age of 63. Anna was born July 21, 1957 at Cozad, Nebraska to Dr. John and Betty (Lafferty) Devine. She graduated from Cozad High School with the class of 1975. Anna attended the College of St. Mary's in Omaha and obtained an Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy. On September 20, 1978, Anna married Gary Howell in North Platte, Nebraska. The couple moved to Garland, Texas. Their union was blessed with four children, Erin, James, Suzy and Anthony. She worked as a Respiratory Therapist while in Texas. Anna and Gary moved back to Cozad in 1992 to take care of Anna's mother until her passing in 1998. She worked at Southview Manor as activities coordinator, in Kearney as Respiratory Therapist and in 2010 at Cozad doing Sleep Studies. Anna enjoyed antiquing, traveling and football. Spending time with family and spoiling her grandchildren. Anna was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Joseph Devine. Survivors include her husband; her children, Erin (Monte) Peck of Lincoln, James (Dr. Daniela Gurlin) Howell of Germany, Suzy (Jarwyn) Vak of Gothenburg and Anthony Howell of Wood River; 2 grandchildren, Daphne and Thaddeus Peck; step grandchildren, Ariyabelle and Stanley Vak; brothers, Frank (Sandy) Devine of AZ and Jim Devine of CO; and many other relatives and extended family. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Private family graveside services will be held at Cozad Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Berryman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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