fullsizerender-221x300Graveside services for Lillie “Fern” Howery, 78, of Chickasha, will be held Monday October 3rd at 1:00 pm in Fairlawn Cemetery with Pastor Ezell Nelson officiating.

Lillie “Fern” (Appleton) Howery was born on February 23, 1938 in Elk City, Oklahoma to Dexton and Manie (Lewis) Appleton. She passed away at her home in Chickasha, Oklahoma on September 20, 2016.

Fern graduated from Chickasha High School.

She married Robert Dale Howery in the Spring of 1954.

Fern was employed at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) in the Admissions Department since 1979, just retiring 8 years ago. Through the years, she had a deep connection with the university and its staff and students. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She was a member of New Life Christian Church. She enjoyed watching tennis and basketball and her lifetime shows.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Adam Howery and brother, Phil Appleton.

Survivors include her adopted family, Jamile and Crystal Green and their three children; brother, Jackie Appleton of Chickasha; step-daughter and step-son, Jacob and Ashleigh Howery of Fruita, Colorado; and special friends, Wilma Ortega and Kay Atkinson; and other extended family and friends.

Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.