Patsy J. Howell

Patsy J. Howell, age 82, of North Platte, died August 17, 2013 at Linden Court. She was born on November 8, 1930 in Laurel, NE to Millard C. and Gertrude R. (Taylor) Spencer.
Patsy grew up in North Platte and graduated from North Platte High School. She moved to Kansas where she married Forrest Howell in 1951. To this union four children were born; Becky, Chip, Nita, and Peggy. The family moved back to North Platte where Patsy worked at the Tomahawk Truck Stop and Mid Plains Community College. Patsy was a Past President of the Eagles Auxiliary, member of the Moose, the 600 bowling club, and was an avid Husker fan.
Survivors include three children, Becky (Mike) Leet of North Platte, Chip (Teresa) Howell of Lincoln, and Nita (Michael) Casey of Housatonic, MA; nine grandchildren, Edward Maline, Nicole (Rob Zanger) Maline, Jamz Turner, Anne (Christopher) D’Aniello, Sarah (Jeremy) Page, Kimberly (Eric) Anderson, Jason (Kristy) Howell, Joshua (Jamie) Howell, and Jenna (Levi) Lash; twelve great-grandchildren; siblings, Bill (Maralyn) Spencer of Springfield, NE and Ginger (Marty) Bomberger of North Platte; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her father Millard; mother Gertrude Given; step father, Mansel Given; a daughter, Peggy Howell; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Casey. A memorial has been established to the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made at
Cremation was chosen and private family services will take place at a later date. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.