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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Frances Fredrika Howell, 72, West Plains, Missouri died July 1, 2021 at Brooke Haven Health Care in West Plains, Missouri.

She was born the daughter of the late Robert and Elvera Paschke, on May 30, 1949 in Illinois.

She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Wickham, Sedalia, Missouri; three grandchildren, Steven Mead, Marshfield, Missouri, Kristin Hensley, Sedalia, Missouri, and Alyssa Wickham, Sedalia, Missouri; four great grandchildren, Isabella, Brooke, Connor, Mason, and one due in October, Samantha Mae.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Roberta Paschke and one great grandson, Milo. She enjoyed playing bingo at Brooke Haven. She loved her sweet treats, and enjoyed the company of her dog, Paco.

Local arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri.



  1. Jeannie Chapman
    July 4, 2021 @ 1:37 pm


  2. Lisa W.
    July 4, 2021 @ 2:37 pm

    Mom, I am not happy you gone. I am happy your no longer in pain. I am sorry fort the suffering you had to go through. I pray your afterlife is all you dreamed of. Please say ” Hi” to granddma and aunt Bobbie for me. If you see Dad give him a hug for me. I love you so much. More than you know. I will cherish our last moments together till we meet again. Please RIP. I Love You!
    Your Daughter

  3. Cindy Oyler
    July 4, 2021 @ 2:45 pm

    Lisa Mead has always been a best friend of mine. I remember Frances, she was always smiling and laughing. It was contagious. May you Rest In Peace, you were such a beautiful person & will be missed!

    Cindy Oyler

  4. Josette G Michael
    July 4, 2021 @ 3:30 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this as Fran and I went WAY back to when we worked together at St Therese Hospital in Waukegan Illinois. We immediately became very good friends and found it interesting that we shared the same birthday. Our kids grew up together and we did many things together and always found time to laugh….Unfortunately, she moved one direction and I the other and I lost contact until FB connected me to her daughter Lisa…it saddens me to have never been able to speak with her again as we had many memories to share. She is now in God’s good hands and at rest. Sending much love and peace to her family
    Josette (Griffith) Michael

  5. Eric Bowman, THD (Chaplain, OHC Hospice)
    July 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am

    Deepest sympathy for your loss. Remembering your family in prayer. God bless.