Barbara N. Howk

January 12, 1927April 9, 2019

Barbara Neff Howk passed away on April 9th, she was 92.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Col. (ret) Bud Howk and her son, Craig Howk. Surviving family members include her daughter, Candy Howk Bennett (Karl) Tampa and cousins Mary Ruth George and Brenda George Bryant Stuart FL, Dr. Tom Kerley (Linda) Paducah KY, Pam Kerley Lee (Bobby) Newnan GA and Karol Ray Neff Feldman (Richard) Nashville TN.

Born in Metropolis IL, Barbara enjoyed a glamorous career as a traveling beauty consultant for Revlon and Estee Lauder before settling down to raise a family. She and Bud made their home in Satellite Beach for 50 years after he retired from the Air Force. In 2016 she moved to Tampa to be near her daughter.

She was blessed with the “gift of gab” and never met a stranger she could not talk to. She will be greatly missed.

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday April 17th, 11:00 am at Florida Memorial Gardens, Rockledge FL in the Chapel of Peace.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Barbara N. Howk

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Michele Venable

April 16, 2019

Candy and Family,
I did not have the opportunity to see Barb for years, but I remember her as a beautiful, vivacious women.
My Mom, Jeane (Van Hooser) Lyles, knew Barb for years because they are both from Metropolis, Illinois. She and my stepdad, Everett Lyles were close friends of Barb and Bud. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Know you will miss her terribly. Sure miss my Mom.
God Bless,
Michele (Martin) Venable

Barbara Berkiwitz

April 15, 2019

So sad and heartbroken to hear of Barbara’s passing -She and Bud we’re dear friends of my husband and I for over 30 yrs-she and i had many wonderful times together and her sense of humor was wicked! Rest In Peace pretty lady -I’ll always love you💕❤️