Vicki Karen Howerton, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. She passed away peacefully at her home in Stillwater, Oklahoma after a brief illness. Her memorial service will be held 3:00 on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the First Church of Nazarene in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Vicki was born on August 3, 1943 to Charles and Thelma Barnes in Pawnee, OK. The family moved to Stillwater, OK in 1954. She attended Stillwater Junior High and C.E. Donart High School. Vicki worked in the family business “The Malt Shop” on 8th St. in Downtown Stillwater, OK.
She married the love of her life and soul mate Kenneth Troy Howerton, they had three children, Joel Brett, Shawn Troy and Kinni Lin. She worked side by side with husband Kenny in several stations along 6th St. she was also known as “The Tackle Shack Lady” at 6th and Lowry. (Kenny’s personal fishing tackle store). She currently owns with son Brett Howerton, Auto Sales and service 2221 W. 6th Ave. Stillwater, OK.
She loved life, Kenny, her children, her family and people. She was a dedicated wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed family camping and fishing trips, listening to Kenny sing in his bands and later enjoyed her time at Elite Repeat.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ken.
She is survived by her 2 sons, Brett (Mendy) Howerton, Shawn Howerton; 1 daughter, Kinni Lin McDaniel: 11 grandchildren, Trevor, Clay, Hayley, Karlie, Ross, Lindsay, Chace, Chandler, Cale, Christopher and Preslie; 11 great grandchildren Connor, Chloe, Maverick, Hogan, Havyn, Aniston, Laiken, Crew, Jack, Hayes and Emma; sister Valerie Ford of Gretna, LA and children Traci, Nicole, Jeff, Steve and Ryan; one brother, Ron (Carol) Barnes of Perry, OK and children Derrek, Desiree and Lindsey among many more cousins, Nieces, Nephews and Relatives.
Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.