Norma Jean (Newkirk) HowlettAugust 26th, 2020
Norma Jean (Newkirk) Howlett, 92, of Oak Grove, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Norma was born June 24, 1928, in California, Mo., the daughter of James David and Beulah Mae (Allee) Newkirk. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Oak Grove for many years. She was also a member of the Women's Auxiliary and the VFW/American Legion. Her survivors include four children: Rev. David Howlett (Elaine) of Lee's Summit, Loyd Howlett of Blue Springs, Kirk Howlett (Vicki) of Slater, and Beth Chesney (Mike) of Oak Grove; nine grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Jody Blankenship of California, Mo., and Sue Nutt of Sedalia; brother, Jimmy Newkirk of Gravois Mills; and many nieces and nephews. Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wyman Howlett in 1999; three grandchildren: Craig Howlett, Michelle Howlett, and Joshua Howlett; four sisters: Margaret, Katie, Wilma, and Shirley; and one brother, Charles. Graveside services were held Saturday, August 22 at Enloe Cemetery in Russellville under the direction of Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove.