Monday, March 13, 2023

Obituary - Katherine Denise "Mammy" Howe

Katherine Denise “Mammy” Beal Howe, age 70, resident of West Plains, MO, died Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the Via Christi Emergency Room, Fort Scott, KS. She was born April 4, 1952, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Olan and Audrey Brown Beal. Mammy worked at the local donut shop and later as an over the road truck driver. She enjoyed stock car racing, casinos, and playing bingo. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was known as Mammy to everyone.

Survivors include 2 children, Tina Martin (Matthew), and Lakota Beal (Megan); 4 brothers, Olan “Bud” Beal, Jr. (Janet), Alan Beal (Debbie), Russell “Rusty” Beal (Donna), and Robert Beal (Judy); 3 grandchildren Ryan Hill (Bryant), Amanda Hill (Joseph), and Lakota Beal, Jr.; 3 stepsons, Christopher Howe, Cory Howe, and Stephen Niehaus; a great granddaughter, Seguin Grace and baby Hill on the way. She was preceded in death by a sister, Tonia Beal, and her parents.

Also surviving is her significant other Ron Falwell and his family, 1 son and spouse, 5 granddaughters, 3 grandsons, 8 great granddaughters, 1 great grandson, and preceded in death by 1 son.

Bud Beal and Rusty Beal will conduct graveside services at 1:00 Thursday, March 16th, at the West Liberty Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Mammy Howe Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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