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Vernon Howell

May 23, 1923 - August 26, 2016

Burial Date: August 31, 2016

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

Cemetery Old Union Cemetery

  • Visitation will be 1-2:30pm Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home; Excelsior Springs, MO.
  • Funeral Service will be at 2:30 at the funeral home. Burial at Old Union Christian Union Cemetery.

Vernon Howell, 93, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Friday August 26, 2016, at home.

Vernon was born May 23, 1923, to the late Calvin and the late Cleda (Palmer) Howell.

Vernon was in the Navy, enlisting in 1941, serving during WWII, and was on the USS Detroit headed to Pearl Harbor when the harbor was attacked. He left the Navy in 1945, and married his first wife, Georgia M. Cedar, April 17, 1947. With Georgia, Vernon had two sons, whom they raised in the Overland Park, Kansas area. Georgia passed away in 1982. He married his second wife, Eva M. Hughes, on March 8, 1983. She passed away in 2010.

Vernon is survived by one sister, Lorna M. Pigacz, two sons, James Howell and Dennis Howell, two grandchildren, Janelle Howell and Wesley Howell, and one great-grandchild, Libbi Shaffer. He also has several nieces and nephews.

Vernon had a very quick wit and was loved by all who came to know him. He will be sorely missed.

Memorials may be sent to Crystal Lakes Church of Christ where he was a member.

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