Mary Lorene Howell, 89, Ozark, passed away Oct.31, 2011, at The Baptist Home after a short illness. She was born Dec. 15, 1921, to Orba and Martha Alice Vanderpool, in Barry County.
She married Eugene Howell on Oct. 10, 1946. Eugene passed away Jan. 26, 2004.
Survivors include: three children, a son, Denny L. Williams and spouse, Suzanne, of Rogersville; a daughter, Sandra K. Smading and spouse, Mike, of Nixa; a son, Gary L. Howell, of Ozark; two brothers, Jim Vanderpool, Blue Springs, and Loy Vanderpool, Forsyth; two sisters, Freda Sims, Rogers, Ark., and Dorothy Dell, Eagle Rock; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, with the Rev. Tommy Harper officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home in Neosho, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Baptist Home, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.