Oma "Polly" Pauline Howell

May 31, 1936January 18, 2022
Obituary of Oma "Polly" Pauline Howell
Oma "Polly" Pauline Howell, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Polly was born May 31, 1936 the daughter of Harold Percy and Amestine Vanderslice in Wichita, Kansas. Preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, John D. Howell; and sister, Connie Rock. Survivors include: children, Judy Worrell-Wilson (Jimmy Wilson), J. Nicholas (Becky), Kevin (Cindy); grandchildren, Ryan (Grant) Worrell, Brett (Stefanie) Worrell, Maggie (Patrick) Engemann, John Howell, Ashley (Cole) Hesse, Parker Howell, Nathan Wilson; great grandchildren, Adelia, Isabel, and EllaGrace Engemann, John Rodger Worrell, Pierce Hesse, and Palmer Worrell. Her greatest joy was sitting in the stands watching her children and grandchildren compete in football, wrestling, soccer, track, gymnastics, and baseball. She had a dear group of friends, "the Golden Girls", that continued to get together over the years. Recitation of the Rosary 5:00 p.m., Sunday, January 23; Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 24, both at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1321 N. Stratford Lane, Wichita; burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Catholic Charities, and Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Howell family.

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  • Harold Percy and Amestine Vanderslice Parents (deceased)
  • John D. Howell Husband of 65 years (deceased)
  • Judy Worrell-Wilson and husband, Jimmy Wilson Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • J. Nicholas and wife, Becky Howell Son and Daughter-in-Law
  • Kevin and wife, Cindy Howell Son and Daughter-in-Law
  • Ryan and wife Grant Worrell Grandchild
  • Brett and wife, Stefanie Worrell Grandchild
  • Maggie and husband, Patrick Engemann Grandchild
  • John Howell Grandchild
  • Ashley and husband, Cole Hesse Grandchild
  • Parker Howell Grandchild
  • Nathan Wilson Grandchild
  • Adelia, Isabel, and EllaGrace Engemann Great Grandchildren
  • John Rodger Worrell Great Grandchild
  • Pierce Hesse Great Grandchild
  • Palmer Worrell Great Grandchild
  • Connie Rock Sister (deceased)

  • Ryan Worrell Pall Bearer
  • Brett Worrell Pall Bearer
  • Patrick Engemann Pall Bearer
  • John Howell Pall Bearer
  • Cole Hesse Pall Bearer
  • Parker Howell Pall Bearer

Past Services

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Rosary Service

Monday, January 24, 2022

Funeral Mass

Monday, January 24, 2022

Graveside Service