Obituary of Rena Howe
Rena Evelyn (Bell) Howe was born July 17, 1924 in Lamar, AR to Milton Luther & Alice (Hinkle) Bell and passed from this life January 28, 2017 in Tulsa, OK at the age of 92.
Evelyn worked for Amerada Hess Corporation until she retired. She then worked for Coiffure Continental Salon as the receptionist for nearly 30 years. She was an active Toastmaster and served as DTM Governor. She was an avid golfer for many years at Rolling Hills country club, loved to fish, garden, wear high heels, and has NEVER been seen without a fresh manicure and pedicure!
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hubert Francis Hawkins; her sisters, Mary Ann Gentry and Mildred Freed; and her brothers, Lester Bell and Gene Bell. She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Howe; her daughter, Marilyn Anice Daniel; her son, Samuel Lee Hawkins; her sister, Edna Alexander; her grandchildren, Angela Taylor, Stephanie Starkey, Crystal Schwen, Jemajo Whitney, Melissa Finkenstaedt and Samuel Lee Hawkins, Jr.; her great grandchildren, Hanna Bryant, Collin Taylor, Megan Starkey, Briar Starkey, Wyatt Starkey, Rachel Finkenstaedt, Mallory Finkenstaedt, Laurel Finkenstaedt, Brandon Hawkins, Jenna Toles and Bailey McGrew; and her great, great granddaughter, Kirby Toles.
Evelyn will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday with the family receiving friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Ninde Brookside Funeral Home. Her funeral will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel and will be laid to rest following.
Ninde Brookside, ninde.com, 918-742-5556