A 32-year-old mother of two died days after falling at a Costco where she worked, her Missouri family said.
Jessica Howe, of St. Charles, was the mother of a 5-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl, according to details from a GoFundMe. She was approaching the celebration of her first wedding anniversary with her husband, Kevin Howe.
The husband told KSDK that Jessica Howe fell on Saturday, April 15 while working at the Costco food court in St. Peters. As she fell, she reportedly hit her head against a sink.
She died two days later in a hospital.
“His son Johnny is 5 years old and will have memories of his mother and memories of the generous people who stepped up to help,” his sister-in-law told the GoFundMe. “Serena will have no memory of her mother. We will have to tell him how sweet and kind his mother was. She’s an adorable baby and she takes after her mother that way.
Jessica Howe’s final gift, a family member said, was to be an organ donor and save other people’s lives.
Before his wife’s death, Kevin Howe said in a Facebook post that he was “at a loss for words”.
“How does someone say goodbye to someone so great that they become your world?” he said. “I now have to raise my daughter without her mother. I will no longer live with his son.
He told KSDK he felt “empty (and) hollow”.
“A lot of pain,” Kevin Howe told the station. “I feel lost.”
St. Charles is about 25 miles northwest of St. Louis.
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