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Loren Howerton

Loren Millard Howerton, 77, rural Iola, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
Loren was born April 24, 1935 at Savonburg, the son of Olaf M. “Bill” and Lillian (Austin) Howerton. He was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Baker on Dec. 21, 1965, in Miami, Okla.
He drove a truck before farming and raising cattle. After retiring he and his wife along with his brothers and their wives traveled on vacations to most of the United States. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially for big yellow catfish.
Loren was an early member of the Iola Rural Fire Department, Storm Watchers and operated an amateur radio station (ham AIØT) since 1978.
Survivors are his wife, Patricia Howerton; one brother, Roger Howerton, Alamogordo, N.M.; two sisters-in-laws, Melba Howerton, El Cajon, Calif., and Patsy Howerton, Yuma, Ariz.; nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law they helped raise after Pat’s mother died, Traci Ridge, Iola.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Gary D., Bernard and Darrell Howerton, and a sister, Winnie Simmons.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel. Burial will be at Swedish Cemetery, Savonburg.
Memorial choices are Hospital Equipment Fund of Allen County Community Foundation or Allen County Historical Society and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

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