Michael Aron Howell

Michael Aron Howell, beloved husband, father, son, family member and friend, passed away Friday, October 8th, 2021 in Lawrence at the age of 32.

Michael was born August 30th, 1989, to Cindy Everson Howell and Orval Howell in Wichita. He grew up mostly in Lawrence, earning his high school diploma and later received his associate’s degree from Johnson County Community College. Michael worked in construction as a young man and he also cooked in a number of local restaurant kitchens during his life. For the last several years Michael was the Lead Service Tech for Wicked Broadband in Lawrence. Michael had a great many talents in a variety of things, especially those in the electronic and technical areas. Video games were his greatest passion, and his love of the outdoors led him to go camping and fishing at any opportunity.

Michael met Kyleigh Howell (nee Bowen) in 2009, and they married in 2014. Together they made their home in Lawrence with their children Cohen and Elsie.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, acquaintances, and all who knew him.

Surviving Michael are his wife Kyleigh, son Cohen and daughter Elsie Howell, all of the home. Other survivors include Michael’s mother, Cindy Howell, sister Kali Howell and spouse Nathan Beebe, grandmother Vicki Everson and her husband Bryant Philgreen, parents-in-law Eric and Stephne Bowen, brother-in-law Xavier Bowen, and nieces and nephews Matthew, Kaylin, Jaxon, and Raya Beebe, all of Lawrence.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Orval Howell, grandfather Jim Everson, grandmother Sharon DeGarmo, and aunt Cheryl Coleman.

Private family services are pending, and a Celebration of Life gathering is scheduled for family and friends on Saturday, October 23rd from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at The Garage, 1404 E 24th Street, Lawrence.

Memorial contributions made payable to Kyleigh Howell may be sent to The Howell Children’s Education Fund, P.O. Box 442545, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Tom Hegeman & family...

Kyleigh and the Bowen family,
Our heart goes out to you in this painful time. So sorry to hear the sad news about your loss.

From Wendy (Albertson) Traul...

Cindy, I am so sorry to hear about your son. Big hugs to you and your family.

From Larry Grecian...

Nancy and I send our deepest condolences to all of your family and friends. Take care.

From Therese Edgecomb...

Your West Family is thinking of you during these sad, rough times, and sending you all of love and care.

From Jane Watson...

Oh Kyleigh I’m so sorry!! My heart goes out to you and your kids!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

From Deneise Ousdahl...

We are so sorry to hear this news. Thoughts of love coming to your family during this sad time. The Ousdahl’s.

From Joyce ( Howell) Elliott...

My prayers are with you to give
You strength and comfort through this sad time. The lord will be with you. My heart is with you.

From Joyce ( Howell) Elliott...

My prayers are with you to give
You strength and comfort through this sad time. The lord will be with you. My heart is with you.

From Geri Fordice...

Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a child, no matter their age, has to be the most painful. I pray for strength for you and your family during this sad and difficult time.

From Angie Murphy...

Cindy-I don’t know of any words, that will take away the pain. I’m sorry.
Michael was part of our little family, for many years. He is was a brother and dear friend to.
May the winds of heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear. …

From Sierra Klaber...

Michael was one of a kind! Truly! He was always so sweet to me. I met Michael while living in what was then The Malls Apts while in middle school. So long ago. I will never forget you Michael. My heart and condolences go out to all who knew and loved him.. Rest easy old friend <3

From Mike and Lisa Pattrick...

We are thinking of you all and can’t fathom the loss and grief you must be feeling. We are here for whatever you need.

From Jerri Johnson...

Cindy, you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers since hearing this news. I can’t even imagine the grief. I hope you find comfort in all the memories and special bond you shared. I will continue to keep you in my heart.

From Kathy lehning...

Cindy My heart breaks for you and sometimes there are no words either I have no idea how you feel but I do wish I can tell you I love you and all The kids

From Shirley Grubbs...

Hi Cindy –
So sorry to hear about Michael’s death. I don’t think there can be anything more devastating than the loss of a child, even as an adult. Thinking of you and praying for you.

From Mike & Kevin Jacob...

Cindy, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know that you have a special relationship with your children and this must be very hard. Best wishes for you and your family during this difficult time.

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