KEWANEE — Howard S. Carley, 99, of Kewanee, formerly of rural Neponset, died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
Howard was born Jan. 21, 1914, in Macedonia, Iowa, the son of Arthur Lewellen and Lottie S. (Dye) Carley. During the depression, Howard and his brother Marion picked corn by hand for farmers working their way east into Illinois. He worked for International Harvestor in Moline from 1936 to 1940. Howard married Doris Mae Earley on June 26, 1937 in Annawan. The couple farmed in the Neponset area for many years prior to retirement. In 1980 they moved to Kewanee. Howard continued to farm with his son until he was 94 years old.
Doris died Jan. 10, 2003. Howard was also preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Ann Carley; a grandson, Michael Molyneux; two brothers, Glenn and Marion Carley; and three sisters, Marie Kayton, Nina Thomas and Lorraine Norton.
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