Carol Amy Howell

September 9, 1969December 11, 2018

Carol Amy Howell, 49, died Thursday, December 11, 2018, at her residence. She was born September 9, 1969, in Detroit, Michigan to the late John L. and Jane C. (Skrocki) Howell and was employed in homecare and housekeeping for a number of years. Carol will be fondly remembered and missed and her family and friends. She is survived by three children, Brittany Howell-DeMatos (Anthony), William Howell, and Gabriel Howell; lifelong partner, Bill Cotton; special friends, Bert Wagener and Larry and Ann Ricke; two grandchildren, Nova and Damien DeMatos; and her pets, Taquito and Perri. She is also survived by siblings, Cheryl Story (Clifford), Christine Suchan, Patricia Quinn, Frank Bush, and John Howell; niece, Jenna Story; and many other nieces and nephews. A Memorial Reception will be held from 3 pm ~ 6 pm on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. Her Memorial Service will be 6 pm Thursday evening in the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel. Cremation was chosen. Online condolences may be made to


  • Reception of Family and Friends Thursday, December 20, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, December 20, 2018

Carol Amy Howell

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Bruce Michael

December 19, 2018

I will miss you.. FOREVER.
I am ..devastated, but I felt the torture you were going through, because you told me. You shared your weakest moments with me, and after all those years of your indomitable strength which cannot be forgotten, I will never forget your humble honesty either.
It was so hard to imagine.
Thank you for caring for, and about, me, for trusting me, and for always letting me know I had someone to turn to, if life turned upside down. It meant a lot to me, more than you will ever know.
I can't bear to read your texts. It breaks my heart. I couldn't find a way to take you to Minnesota, and it will always haunt me. I'm so sorry. You needed me and I just couldn't do it.
Thank you for every word of encouragement you ever gave me....except a few?🤣

We really learned to cherish each other's friendship, and grew to respect each other in so many ways. After 30 years of friendship we had become like family.
It kills me that I didn't have you all over for this Thanksgiving too.
Thank you for the wonderful things you've said to me. Coming from YOU they meant so much more than other people, because I knew you really meant them, and after our past history they meant even more. Compliments from you, held weight. You didn't just hand them out.
You were a fierce advocate for your children always, and also for my best friend Bill. You tried so hard. You did everything you thought was right, and you never backed down. You, my dear friend, were never once a coward. You faced fears head on. I know you were afraid, and I know you were suffering, but I also know how resilient you were. I KNOW you felt you had no choice, because I know you too well. You'd stand up to the devil himself and win. You'd stand up for anyone you thought deserved it, and anyone who got in your way would quickly regret it everytime. Everytime!
I have SO many stories I don't know where to start. Many unfit to print🤣
I will always cherish you, and your family