Joan “Mom” Virginia Howlett, 86, Russell, and formerly Overland Park, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 4, 1932, in Missoula, Mont. She grew up in Montana and Washington. She lived in Overland Park for many years and worked as a secretary in the oil and gas industry.

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila Thacker, Russell; a son, Blake Howlett, Kansas City, Kan.; and sister, Pat Waggoner, Walla Walla, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of life will be at a later date. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.