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Nicki Howerton

Nicki L. Howerton (Bubany)

Sunday, November 3rd, 1946 - Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
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Nicki L. (Bubany) Howerton, age 73, of Carl Junction, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at her home surrounded by family after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Nicki was born on November 3, 1946 in Carthage to the late Frank and Shirley (Vaughn) Bubany. She was a 1964 graduate of Carterville High School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a sales representative for Philip Morris USA; owned Crane Family Foods; and managed North Carolina Furniture Mart.

Nicki is survived by her husband of 35 years, Terry Howerton; sister Cheryl Waldo, of Lockwood, MO; half-brother Frank Bubany, of Denver, CO; son Chuck Cruzan, of Eagle Rock, MO; daughter Angela Consani and son-in-law Quint, of Basehor, KS; daughter Brandy Jones and son-in-law Dustin, of Roland, AR; stepson Terry Howerton Jr. and husband Rich Aleong of Chicago, IL; stepdaughter Hilliary Howerton (deceased); grandsons, Max Stults and Reese Consani, both of Basehor, KS; and granddaughters, Victoria Howerton and Christian Kilpatrick, both of Chicago, IL. Nicki also had a large extended family that she loved dearly, including 7 grandpuppies.

A graveside committal of ashes will be held at the Carl Junction Cemetery on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Joplin or Carthage Humane Society and may be entrusted to the mortuary. Online condolences may be left to the family at

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory, Joplin.
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  • Graveside Commital of Ashes Service

    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Carl Junction Cemetery
    North County Road 275
    Carl Junction, Missouri
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    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Carl Junction Cemetery
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    Carl Junction, Missouri
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"Nicki will remain in our hearts forever. Her heart was pure gold. She touched our lives deeply. Our warmest condolences.
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Vonda and Lisa Ann

Posted at 02:38pm
Angela and Quint - I know you will miss Nikki and I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is rough. We love you guys.
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Brenda k Murray

Posted at 09:46pm
I met Nicki about 1970 and we remained friends many years. She was always a beautiful, sweet lady. I will carry wondrful memories of Nicki with me, as her family will too. Peace and love to her family. Brenda Murray

Judith Evnen and Emma Benson

Posted at 02:54pm
Sending strength and love today and always. My your mother's memory always bring you peace.
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sharon hill

Posted at 11:41am
Nikki was such a lovely gracious lady although we did not know each other very long I enjoyed spending time with Her and our combined families. She now will be at peace with no pain and walk-in Heaven and keep an eye on those here with love. Bless all the family as they learn to travel on With Nikki in their hearts. Comfort and Peace be with you all. Sharon Hill

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