Raschel “Shelly” Lynn Howard, 51, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home Feb. 7, 2019, after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer.

Shelly was born Jan. 22, 1968 and graduated from Goshen High School in 1986. She is the daughter of Morris (Connie) Howard of Blanchester and Linda (Gene) Stevens of Goshen.

In addition to her loving parents, Shelly is survived by her significant other, Michael Geichman of Wilmington; her daughters, Lara Gates, Amy Bryant and Danielle Cook; her granddaughters, Violet Gates and Emma Bryant; her grandson, Zander Caudill; her brothers and their wives, Rob Howard, Jerry (Yvette) Lykins and Jason (Lesley) Lykins; her sister, Erica (Kelman) Johnson; former husband and close friend, Curtis O’Bryant; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

The funeral arrangements will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, beginning with a visitation from 3-5 p.m. and services to follow, located at the Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home (97 West Locust Street at North Mulberry Street, Wilmington). There will be a celebration of life after the services, held at the American Legion in Loveland (897 Oakland Road, Loveland) from 7:30-11 p.m. All friends and family are welcome to come.

Shelly’s ashes will be distributed among her three surviving daughters and Treasure Island, Fla.

To sign the online register, visit edgingtonfuneralhomes.com.