Alta Diane Howell
Alta Diane Howell, 59, of McAlester, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home in McAlester. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home Chapel in McAlester with Rev. Clint Gray officiating. Burial will follow to Pryor Cemetery in Stuart, Oklahoma.
Alta Diane Howell was born on November 29, 1960 in Antioch, California to William Grady and Ernesteen (Workman) Howell. She graduated from Stuart High School and later received a Bachelor in Business Administration degree. She started the Youth Explosion at the McAlester Expo. She enjoyed cooking and gardening, and was a member of the Arpelar Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Lucas Anderson of McAlester, Tenadore Anderson of McAlester, Drew and Lacey Ledford of Krebs; grandchildren, Darius Anderson, Holland Kennington-Anderson, Lincoln Ledford and Lyla Ledford; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Sherry Howell of Stuart; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Tad Hall of McAlester; nephews and spouses, Rodney and Candace Howell of Okay, OK, and Jason and Stacie Howell of Edmond, OK; numerous cousins and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Active pallbearers will be James Bodine, Eric Bodine, John Casey Johnson, Joseph William Pitts, Timothy Tatman and Mark Starcevich. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Perkins, Alexander Pitts and Jordan Brasfield.
Published on December 13, 2019


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