Annette Ilene Tomlinson

November 7, 1945 - April 24, 2003

11/07/1945 - 04/24/2003

Past Services

Friday April 25, 2003
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Saturday April 26, 2003
Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens
R.D. #3, Box 245
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-1870 Hi | Directions
Saturday April 26, 2003
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home- Moundsville Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions

Annette Ilene Howell Tomlinson, 57, of Moundsville, WV died April 22, 2003 at her home in Moundsville. She was born November 7, 1945 in GlenDale, WV. She was the owner-operator of Cheers in Moundsville and a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Moundsville. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxilliaries of the American Legion, Earl Francis Post #3, the VFW, Post 437 and the Eagles Aerie 499 all of Moundsville. She was preceded in death by her father, James A. Howell. Surviving are a son, Donald L. "Buddy" Blake, II, of Moundsville; two daughters, Dawnette Blake Daugherty, of GlenDale and Wendy Ann Tomlinson of Moundsville; her mother, Edith "Ilene" Allison Howell of Moundsville;a brother, James D. "Buddy" Howell and his wife, Patty of Akron; several nieces and nephews. Friends recieved 1-9 pm Friday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes-Kirby/Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenues, Moundsville, WV 26041 where services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, April 26, 2003 with the Rev. Patricia Anderson officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, WV.
Memorial conrtibutions may be made to the Annette Tomlinson Memorial Fund c/o Thomas L. Dobbs, CPA, 400 Morton Avenue, Moundsville, WV 26041.

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Sandy Nettles
8 years ago

Annette Howell as I knew her. She was very kind and never had a bad thought or word for any one. A loss of a very nice person and friend

even though she will always be with us in our prayers and daily lives.

Her family has been close to my family for years and will always be thought of with that in mind.

Our prayers are with her family and with Mrs.Howell at this time


Jim & Michele Page
8 years ago

Annie had a beautiful personality, you have our deepest sympathy and our prayers are with you.

Mary Jo Barth
8 years ago


To my best friend of twenty years, to know you was to love you and I will miss you always.

Rest In Peace, MoJo

Jill Phillips Mysliwiec
8 years ago

Dawnette, Buddy & Wendy

I’ve been thinking of all of you ever since mom told me. I am so sorry. Your Mother was such a sweet person and always so nice to everyone around her. There are alot of good memories growing up next to your family. She will be greatly missed and thought of by many people. I hope all of you get through this as best as possible. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take Care!



8 years ago

Dawnette, there has not been a minute since you first called me that you have not been in my thoughts and in my heart. Although I am not able to be there with you, please know that I am praying for you to have strength to get through this time. As you read this, feel the hug I send to you and know that I have shared your burden with you.

Love, Deborah

8 years ago

Dawnette,Wendy,Buddy, I will always remember Annie’s laughter while having fun with us on the Lake last summer. It is not easy to loose your mother, so think back on all the good times you shared with her. Our love and prayers are with all of Annie’s family and friends.

Love, the Sink Family. Deborah, Lynn, Jason, Beth, Lexi, Skyler and Muffin

Judy Burke
8 years ago

Ilene . . . I am so sorry to hear about Annette’s passing. I left town on Wednesday, April 23rd, and just returned last Sunday evening, May 4th. I have thought about you and prayed for you ever since hearing this horrible news.

Annette was one of my very best buddies in high school, as you know. I can still hear her vibrant and hearty laugh! I will always have wonderful and fun memories of my times in band with her and the other majorettes: Angie Pozell, Sally Lutes, Terri Kirby, Terri Whitelatch, Delores Snedeker, and Karen Persinger. We had a blast and your daughter was a huge part of our good times. As seniors, especially, Annie and I were so close — going everywhere and hanging out so much together. We were locker partners much of our high school years.

Again, I am crushed that she has been taken so early. I had no idea she was even ill. I am so sorry I was not in town and unable to be there at the funeral service. Annette was a great, great lady and quite a fun-loving person. She had a huge heart, terrific smile, and a very outgoing and friendly personality. We were always laughing about something!

Please accept my condolences and know that you, Wendy, Dawnette, and Buddy will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. God will see you through these tough times. Rely on your faith and He will give you the strength and comfort you sorely need.

Love you . . . Judy

Scott and Angie Irvin
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Annie was a wonderful person.

Karen Moore
8 years ago

There are no words that could even begin to express my lifetime of “Friendship” with Annette. She was the “Sister” I never had and her “kids” will always be “mine”!

The only “comfort” that I can find is that I am certain that she is in a much better place and finally at “Peace Forever”.

Everyone that knew Annette “loved her” and she will be missed but “Never Forgotten”.

Love & Prayers,


Jay Knapp
8 years ago

To Annette’s family:

From the adolescent that use to mow her lawn to the adult that”stoled” his sister’s majorette painting to give to her for an Xmas present, I have always looked up to Annette. While unfortunately she often looked at “the glass” as half empty, she always made sure the rest of us look at it as half full. She had that special knack of making one feel like they were “were walking barefoot through wet grass.”

I’m sure she’ll be missed by all of us for eternity.

Christy Simmons Brooks & Jeff Simmons
8 years ago

You have our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are wwith you.

Johnnie Leonard
7 years ago

I met this nice beautiful lady in the summer of 1983 when I came to visit her daughter Dawnette. I’m so sorry for your loss.