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Ilene F. Howerton

March 14, 1937 — May 29, 2021

Ilene F. Howerton, 84, of Owensboro, died Saturday, May 29, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. The Central City native was born March 14, 1937 to the late Frank and Essie Bastin. Ilene worked as a medical assistant for several doctors before opening up her own business, "A Little Bit of Kuntry". She was very talented at basket weaving and made beautiful baskets. Ilene enjoyed sewing and was an avid reader. Her favorite time was being with her grandchildren who affectionately called her Nana.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Howerton also was preceded in death by her husband, John Howerton Jr.; brother, Harold Bastin; sister, Margie Stringer.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Howerton-Jackson; sons, Doug Howerton (Sabrina), Barry Howerton (Jill), and John Howerton III; grandchildren, Dalton, Ben, Shane, Michael, Brittainy, Josh, and Curtis; four great grandchildren, Zoie, Spencer, Kaiis, and Maddox; sister, Nancy Ellis.

There will be a service noon Tuesday at Owensboro Memorial Gardens Christ Chapel. The number of those attending the service for Ms. Howerton shall be within current health and safety directives.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, c/o Memorial Giving 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Owensboro Memorial Gardens Mausoleum

5050 KY-144, Owensboro, KY 42303

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