Patsy "PJ" (Barrett) howell

Born: Tue., May 13, 1941
Died: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018

No formal funeral services


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
Location: Rash-Gude Funeral Home

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Patsy J. “PJ” howell, age 77 of Hamburg, IA passed away on Sunday; Aug. 26, 2018 at the Shenandoah Medical Center.

She was born on May 13, 1941 south of Hamburg, IA; the daughter of Andrew Phillip and Beulah C. (Boldra) Barrett.  She attended school in Hamburg and graduated from the Hamburg High School with the class of 1959.  

After high school, PJ moved to Minneapolis and worked for Northwest Orient Airlines.  She returned back to Hamburg after a few years and began to raise her family.  She then began working at American Meter Co..  She later sold real estate in the Hamburg area and a few years later began her career at Harrah’s Casino as Slot Machine Manager until 2004.  She then provided in home healthcare.  During her many years of working, she also owned and operated antique stores in both Brownville and Nebr. City, NE.

She is survived by her children:  Cathy Bare and husband Troy of Red Oak, IA, David Propp and significant other Jan Kraft, Danny Propp and wife Sheila, Dennis Propp and wife Tammy all of Hamburg IA and Devin Howell and wife Teressa of Sand Springs, OK; 14 grandchildren:  Gabrielle (Jason) Sloop, Catherine (David) Fakler, Madelaine Ferguson, Leah (Tom) Elwood, Zeke Propp, Mallory Propp, Seth (Taisa) Propp, Jarrod Propp, Bianca (Kevin) Countryman, Baylee Propp, Justin King, Falicia King, Latisha King, and Courtney Borrego; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister Ruby Stookey; other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother Bill Barrett and a sister Betty Lewis as well as her parents.

No formal funeral services will be held.

Visitation with the family will be held Friday (8/31) from 9:30 am. to 10:30 am at Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg, IA.  Following the visitation, PJ will be laid to rest at Mt. Olive Cemetery southeast of Hamburg.

A memorial fund is being established.

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Rhonda (Baker) Goucher and family
   Posted Tue August 28, 2018
So sorry to hear if the passing of PJ. My folks were very fond of her and they stayed in touch till my mom and then father passed. It is hard to believe a whole generation has gone on now but the Howell’s will have a fantastic reunion in heaven. Prayers and Peace to Devin and his families as I know PJ shall be dearly missed.

Michelle Bowers-Graham
   Posted Tue August 28, 2018
Sincerest sympathy for the entire family for their loss. I was so saddened to learn of her passing and my thoughts are with PJ's children,grandchildren. Big hug to you Dennis Propp

barb farmer
   Posted Tue August 28, 2018
Cathy and family----so sorry to hear about your mom, our thoughts and prayers are with you, please know we are thinking about you....
Barb and Ralph Farmer

Kimberly Brachtel
   Posted Fri August 31, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of PJ. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. Devin, I wish we could be there to support you today as you lay your Mother to rest. Please know how much that we are sending our love to you.

Deb Cox
   Posted Fri August 31, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I am so sorry I cannot be there! I miss her! I will always cherish the time I spent with her! PJ was the mother I never had and I love her dearly. May God comfort you in this difficult time! Love and hugs to you all!

Betty Snider
   Posted Fri August 31, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Earl and Betty Snider

Leigh Calfee
   Posted Sun September 02, 2018
Devin & family,

So sorry to read about PJ & about TC earlier this summer. Prayers of peace & comfort for all of you.

Leigh, Carl, Trent & Luke Calfee

Conda Peeler
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
Sorry to hear about your mother. Your mother lived a great and meaningful life."

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