Nancy Rae Howell, Age :64
May 02,1956---Oct 11,2020

Nancy Rae Howell, 64, passed away peacefully at her home on October 11, 2020. 

She was born Nancy Rae Haller on May 2, 1956, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Raymond and Annie M. (O’Neal) Haller.

A lifelong resident of the Piper area, Nancy graduated from Piper High School in 1974. She earned her associate’s degree in Nursing at Kansas City, Kansas Area Technical School. She worked for her beloved Bethany Medical Center, where she made a difference in the lives of patients and their families.  

Nancy loved to love people. She married her husband of 39 years, Lawrence (Craig) Howell, on June 26, 1981. Together, they built a loving family in the Piper area and successfully ran multiple businesses over the years.  

She was a phenomenal mother to her children and had no problem answering the phone a million times a day when her kids had questions about cooking, gardening, crafting and the meaning of life.  

The kitchen was Nancy’s favorite place to be. She enjoyed cooking for friends and family and had a gift for creating all kinds of delicious dishes. She loved celebrating life and always did it up big, passing down and making the most fabulous family memories and traditions. 

She was an active member of Basehor United Methodist Church, participating in many programs and activities. She loved sharing the love of God with others through friendship and fellowship and spent many hours working to create fun projects for the church youth. You could always find her putting together craft projects or a costume for her next skit.  

Nancy was preceded in death by her mother, father and brothers-in-law, Donald Pickert and Stanley Cygan. 

She is missed beyond words and survived by her husband Craig, sisters Cindy Stanley (Patrick) and Barbara Cygan, sister-in-law Patricia Pickert, children Gita Flory (Jeffrey), Paul Howell (Katie), Brooke Skibinski (George), Courtney Howell-McAnelly (Paul) and Candice Roberts (Jason) and stepsons Christopher Howell (Brooke) and Brian Howell (Emily). Her 12 grandchildren: Andrew, Parker, Lydia, Blake, Payton, Hannah, Blake, Brecken, Chase, Walker, Rebekah and Eleanor were the light of her life and will miss the special love that only Grandma Nancy could give.  

A lover of all souls, she also leaves behind five cats: Ava, Bailey, Chloe, Simon and Callie and her two burly Labradors, Murphy and Scout.  

Because of her love for others and sharing the joy of Jesus Christ, the family would be honored to have donations made in Nancy’s memory to Basehor United Methodist Church, 18660 158th St, Basehor, KS 66012. 

An outdoor visitation will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Basehor United Methodist Church. A memorial service will commence at 11 a.m. at the church with burial following at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kansas.

Please wear a mask, bring lawn chairs and dress for the weather.

 

 

 



Condolences

Derrick Rieke Oct 12 ,2020

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your family.

Connie Brown Oct 13 ,2020

Loving cousin ,Sedalia ,Missouri

Nan I will always love and miss you. We had fun times as kids. You were always loving and gentle. Words can not express how much I will truly miss you.

Georgia and Kerry Howlett Oct 13 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Girls and all of the Howell children Our hearts are broken but we know she is with our savior. Hopefully God gave her mercy. That’s all we can ask. You are so blessed to have had such a wonderful mother, celebrate her life like no other!

Julie Pickert Oct 13 ,2020

Friend ,Santa Barbara ,California

Dear Craig and family~ I am so very sorry for your loss. May your hearts be lifted by the wonderful memories of your time spent together. Prayers and hugs to each of you. ❤️ Love, Julie Pickert

Jennifer Knapp Riggs Oct 13 ,2020

Friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Sending lots of love to the whole family. Mama Nancy was a special lady who loved generously and was cherished by everyone who knew her. She was a bright light in this world and I know she will be so missed. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

Cindy Martin Oct 13 ,2020

cousin ,Great Bend ,Kansas

Craig and family, Sending my condolence I will keep you in my heart and prayers. cindy martin

Burlon Davis Oct 13 ,2020

Friend ,Edwardsville ,Kansas

Craig and family, sorry for your loss and prayers for all of you.

Ti & LindaJohnson Oct 13 ,2020

Friend ,Bonner Springs ,Kansas

Please accept our condolences. Nancy was a friend to us all and a wonderful mother.

Bridget McNabb Oct 13 ,2020

friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Craig and family, you are in my prayers and sorry for your loss.

Margi Wasson Oct 13 ,2020

Firmer BUMC member ,Milwaukee ,Wisconsin

Dear Family - I can’t imagine the loss you must all be feeling at Nancy’s far too early passing. I knew her at BUMC, where she was part of almost everything - if not also leading/directing things. She was so very generous with her time and talents - but most of all, with her love - which she showered lavishly on everyone lucky enough to meet her. My husband, Barry, passed away suddenly in 2017, while we were still living in Basehor. Nancy was among the first to reach out to me and continued to be present to me, over the excruciating months that followed. When I came back to visit, after moving away to WI, she was always one I would seek out to connect with. She and Pat Matthews and I had some lovely lovely lunches at Perky’s together - and she was so wonderfully supportive and kind to me. I took great comfort, not only in seeing and sharing with her, but even more, in her promise to pray for me in the difficulty of my situations at the time. She was the most lovely and delightful person - and even though my last contact with her was a year and a half ago, I feel a deep sense of personal loss at her passing - and I can’t imagine what you all must be feeling. BUMC has lost one of its foundational pillars in her and her loss will be felt there in so many ways for a very long time. She touched everyone she met and was a physical and spiritual glimpse of God’s face in this world. I will never forget her and I know the celebration in heaven was amazing, when she arrived home there, into the arms of God who sent her to us and loved her most of all. Please know of my prayers for all of you and I hope that you will continue to feel her present with you, in all the ways and she loved life into you, for so many years. Love does not die and she will be there for you, in unexpected and surprising ways. Look for her - she will be reaching out to you! With Love, Margi Wasson

Michelle and Randy Elkins Oct 14 ,2020

You are all in our thoughts, and in our hearts. Our deepest condolences, Michelle and Randy Elkins and Family

Jeff Howell Family Oct 14 ,2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort that so many are thinking of your family and remembering along with you.

Laurie Williams Oct 14 ,2020

2nd cousin ,Fairway ,Kansas

My condolences to the Howell and Haller families. Nancy had such a generous beautiful heart to match her gentle generous soul. I will always remember her wonderful laugh and all the fun we used to have way back when when we were young and care free. My thoughts are with all of Nancy's family. She will be missed. RIP Nancy.

Cheryl Firsching Oct 14 ,2020

Friend ,Wichita ,Kansas

My thoughts and prayers to you, Craig, and your children. The obituary was such a beautiful tribute.

Presente Neville Oct 14 ,2020

Friend of the family ,shawnee ,Kansas

We Extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Family. May the soul of your Sweet wife,mother grandmother be at peace with our Heavenly father,As it says in Psalms 23. You all are loved and in Our Prayers Presente Neville an Family

Karen Pickert Oct 14 ,2020

Niece ,Wichita ,Kansas

Craig and Family, Celebrate the gift that you were given in having such an incredible person in your life to love you and guide you. She was the best and will carry on through each of you. With deepest sympathy, Karen Pickert, Cousin/Niece

Jessica (Kobe) Berger Oct 14 ,2020

Friend ,College Station ,Texas

I am saddened by her passing but am joyful she was able to be home when she passed. Heaven got a special soul.

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Basehor United Methodist Church
Address:
18660 W. 158th St.
City:
Basehor
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66012
Date:
Oct 15 ,2020
Time:
10:00 AM
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Event:
Funeral Service
Location:
Basehor United Methodist Church
Address:
18660 W. 158th St.
City:
Basehor
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66012
Date:
Oct 15 ,2020
Time:
11:00 AM
Google Map: