Alice Louise Howlett 1925 - 2009 Lawrence
Memorial services for Alice Louise Howlett, 84, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee.
She died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, after a battle with lung cancer.
She was born Oct. 6, 1925, at home in Hickory Creek, Mo., the daughter of Leona and Harold Huckleberry. She later moved to the Kansas City area with her family. She attended Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kan., leaving early to get her high school equivalency and work to help her family.
Mrs. Howlett worked as a riveter at the Bomber Plant in Kansas City during World War II. Her experiences have appeared in a trade magazine, newspaper articles and in one book. She finished her career with Radiology in Kansas City. She retired to Trenton, Mo., in 1990, and moved to Lawrence in 2007.
She volunteered with PTA, little league baseball and Campfire Girls. She enjoyed crocheting, painting with oils, traveling, sewing, cooking, watching birds, and following the K.C. Royals and K.C. Chiefs. She was a founding volunteer of Hospice in Trenton.
She married Gordon L. Howlett in 1946. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, D. Michael Howlett and wife Sharla, Belle Plaine; three daughters, Sharon Anderson and husband Andy, Wichita, Deborah Schmelzle and husband Bob, Kansas City, Kan., and Kelly Moore and husband Bill, Olathe; a sister, Ozella Scholl and husband Otis, Trenton, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Amos Funeral Chapel, 10901 Johnson Drive.
The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of Douglas County, 200 Main 3rd Floor, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent at amosfamily.com.