Ruth Howell of Columbiana will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 20. She was born on Sept. 20, 1921, the daughter of Cora Ziegler Cullar Coy and Stelvin Coy. She married Bill, her husband of 48 1/2 years, on July 4, 1943. He passed away in 1992. Mrs. Howell was employed at the former Mellinger's Nursery in East Lewistown for 14 years. She is a lifelong member of Midway Mennonite Church in Columbiana. The honoree also shares the same birthdate with her daughter, Gloria, and granddaughter, Autumn. Autumn is the daughter of Ruth's son Bill and his wife, Velda. Her other grandchildren are Wesley, Justin and Amber, Bill and Velda's children.