Gloria Louise Howerton

October 22, 1926December 21, 2013

Gloria Louise Howerton, 87 of Wichita Falls, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, December 21, 2013. She was born on October 22, 1926 in Port Arthur, TX to the late George W. Drake and Agnes Cowart Drake. On May 25, 1962 she married Virgil Howerton. He preceded her in death in 2007. She was a graduate of the University of Texas and was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church.

She is survived by one son, James Howerton of Wichita Falls. She was preceded in death by one brother, John Drake.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday, December 27, 2013 at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Wichita Falls with The Very Reverend John Payne officiating. Burial will follow at Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday evening at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home.

Condolences can be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, December 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 27, 2013

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Zane Young/ Will Darnell

December 25, 2013

James... Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing of your mother. I know that Gloria is up there with your dad and they are probably having a time of it and glad to be together again. Blessings to you... Zane & Will.

Sonja Howerton

December 25, 2013

James sorry to hear about the lost of your Mother.Our thoughts and prays are with you!! Paul and Sonja Howerton