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Mary Lou Howell


Graveside services for Mary Lou Howell, 84, of Purcell were held Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell. Services were under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mrs. Howell, known to all as “Granny”, passed away November 22, 2020.

She was the sixth out of eight children born to Thomas and Lois Bebout. She graduated from Wayne High School with the Bulldog Class of 1955. Granny was born and raised and lived the majority of her life in Purcell, except for a small period of time between 1960-1977, where she lived in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

Granny loved nothing more than a good garage sale. She knew everything there was to know about antiques and she never met a stranger. She was a bit ornery but made the very best mom and friend.

Granny loved getting together for Sunday dinners with her family. She had a love for all things Elvis or Blake Shelton and she was a vicious domino player. Her grandkids and great-grands were her pride and joy. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Howell: her parents, Thomas and Lois Bebout; her brothers, Tom Bebout Jr., Bud Bebout and Jimmy Bebout and her sisters, Sis Mayo and Sue Wilhite.

Granny is survived by her sons, Terry Howell and wife, Kerri, of Purcell and Randy Howell and wife, Christy, of Purcell; her brother, Dub Bebout and wife, Karlyn, of Purcell; her sister, Tiny Wilson of Purcell; her grandchildren, Tara Turner and husband, Kevin, of Norman, Justin Howell and wife, Ashley, of Purcell, Christyn Daniel and husband, Shane, of Purcell and Christian Howell of Purcell; great-grandchildren, Emerson and Holden Turner and a host of other family and friends.  

Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.