Mabel A. Howell

Mabel A. Howell, 89, of Lenexa, KS passed away July 7, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospice House. 


Mabel was born July 6, 1930 to the late Edgar and Mary Holman in Koshkonong, Missouri.  On May 13, 1947 she married Virgil Howell.  He preceded her in death on December 3, 1993.  Mabel was a longtime member of Shawnee United Methodist Church.  Mabel worked for many years at A & P Grocers and Fleming Foods as a checker and produce supplier before retiring in 1995. She was actively involved with helping the church keep the shelves of the food pantry stocked with canned goods.  She visited the local grocery stores to purchase canned goods to donate on a weekly basis.  Mabel also enjoyed reading and visiting with other church members in the book club.  She also enjoyed crocheting afghans and baby blankets. 


Mabel is also preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Coulter and son in laws, Bobby Coulter and Floyd “Bud” Conklin.  She is survived by her son, Gary Howell and wife Sandra; a daughter, Brenda Conklin; two sisters, Thelma Milburn; Jean Becker and husband Bob; a brother, Herman Holman and wife Judy; three grandchildren, Gregory Howell and wife Kelley; Michael Howell and wife Maureen; Beth Conklin; and five great grandchildren: Andrew, Peter, Anna, Benjamin and Wyatt.

Services and Memorial Contributions 

She will be laid to rest next to her husband with private service at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Luke’s Hospice House in memory of Mabel Howell; c/o St. Luke’s Foundation; 901 E 104th; Kansas City, MO 64131.

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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Monday, Jul. 8th 2019 | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Mabel A. Howell”

  1. sharon yoder Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! Mrs. Howell was always so nice and kind to us. Hugs and prayers for each of you.
    Love in Christ- Sharon Coulter Yoder

  2. Daryl & Christy Roller Says:

    Mabel was a great and generous neighbor. We will miss her.

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