Michael Wayne Howell
September 14, 1945 - November 17, 2020
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Michael Wayne Howell of Branson and Springfield died from complications of COVID-19 on November 17. He was 75 years old. Born in Nashville, TN, on September 14, 1945, Michael attended Nashville public schools and graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1967 with a commission as a second lieutenant from the U.S. Navy, after completing the Naval…

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kenton olson and patricia Olson left a message on December 11, 2020:
Pat and I wish to offer our sincere condolences to Michael's family, to his long time companion, Charlotte Dugan and her family, and to his faithful colleagues, Steve Kneeshaw, David Dalton, and Mike Jones. Michael. an excellent and dedicated teacher of world history -his passion - was a world traveler and lifetime learner. I considered him a good friend and valued colleague. He will be missed by all who knew him well
Jill Howell left a message on December 10, 2020:
I remember the day this photo was taken. Two brothers enjoying each other’s company and their shared love for Middle Tennessee barbeque!
Dr. Fred Pfister left a message on December 7, 2020:
I was a colleague of Michael Howell at College of the Ozarks. I always found him quietly affable and informed. I was in the English department and he was in the history department. We did however have many things in common; one was an interest in classical music. We could always talk music. Several of us faculty members took students on a trip to New York and for some reason he could not attend an opera performance of “Aida” at the metropolitan opera. So I went with one of his advisees. We had a great time. Since I regularly floated some of the area streams I initiated him into some float trip adventures. He was a fine and affable floater Michael was a good colleague, an interesting person, and a good teacher. I appreciated the fact that he was a tough grader on essay answers on his tests. He will be fondly remembered by his colleagues—And by his many students.
Dr. Fred Pfister left a message on December 7, 2020:
I was a colleague of Michael Howell at College of the Ozarks. I always found him quietly affable and informed. I was in the English department and he was in the history department. We did however have many things in common; one was an interest in classical music. We could always talk music. Several of us faculty members took students on a trip to New York and for some reason he could not attend an opera performance of “Aida” at the metropolitan opera. So I went with one of his advisees. We had a great time. Since I regularly floated some of the area streams I initiated him into some float trip adventures. He was a fine and affable floater Michael was a good colleague, an interesting person, and a good teacher. I appreciated the fact that he was a tough grader on essay answers on his tests. He will be fondly remembered by his colleagues—And by his many students.
Talon Tharp left a message on December 5, 2020:
I had the pleasure of caring for Michael at Springfield rehabilitation and healthcare center in Springfield, he was a wonderful resident and always made me smile. He had jokes and a sense of humor to make anyone laugh. He will be dearly missed
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Suzanne Martin left a message on November 30, 2020:
In memory of Michael Wayne Howell, Suzanne Martin lit a candle
Maaike, Alexander and Myrthe left a message on November 30, 2020:
Dear Michael, Teacher, mentor and friend. You surely will be missed by all of us. We keep so many fond memories of your great hospitality and knowledge. We enjoyed your trust when house sitting. We also spend many special moment over the years in both the USA and the Netherlands. You will be in our hearts forever.
Clayton Shackelford left a message on November 30, 2020:
I was one of those fortunate students to have gone on that World War II odyssey trip to Europe. One of my fondest memories from that trip was when Michael and I alone traipsed through some of the quieter streets of Amsterdam to one of the oldest buildings still standing there and stepped into a little coffee shop to drink some warm coffee. I learned so much from Michael during my time as a student at College of the Ozarks. May he be at peace.
Lindsay & Kole left a message on November 30, 2020:
In memory of Michael Wayne Howell, Lindsay & Kole lit a candle
Shirley Rash left a message on November 30, 2020:
Very sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Howell. He was my professor for several history classes, including my seminar paper and a directed reading class, and is still one of my favorite teachers I've ever had. Always enjoyed our chats about history, literature, and murder mysteries and appreciated his encouragement about my future career. His comments about history and advice on writing still echo through my head on a regular basis. RIP, Dr. Howell.
Jim Buchan left a message on November 30, 2020:
Rest In Peace my friend. It was my honor to have you as my friend and colleague. Jim
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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