Mrs. Bettie Margaret Howell of Cabool, Missouri, daughter of the late Fred and Myrtle (Waller) Rush, was born on June 27, 1920 in Clever, Missouri. She departed this life on February 15, 2010 at the age of 89 years.
Bettie enjoyed playing golf, making crafts and sewing. She was a faithful member of Cabool Christian Church and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Bettie was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Joe; one sister, Mary Tuck; one stepbrother, Bill; and two stepsisters, Elva and Edna.
She is survived by her husband of 68½ years, Wayne Howell, Sr. of the home; her daughters, Waynette Howell of the home and Patricia Howell of Melborne, Florida; her sons, Wayne Howell, Jr. and wife Karen of Cabool and Michael Howell and wife Jeanie of Springfield, Missouri; two grandsons, Matt Howell and wife Mariska and children Madelyn and Malayna of Woodland Hills, California, and Monte Howell and wife Angie and children Bailey and Emily of Cabool; three step-grandsons, Andy Cooper and wife Robin, Grady Cooper and wife Diane, and Danny Cooper of Springfield; and six step great-grandchildren, John, Jacob, DeNeil, Sam, Grayson and Caitlyn Cooper.
Services were at 10:00 a.m. February 17, 2010 at Cabool Christian Church with Bro. Bob Martin officiating. Interment was in Lebanon Cemetery in Lebanon, Missouri, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.