In Memory of

Thomas A. Howley

November 26, 1928 - June 27, 2021


Thomas A. Howley, 92, of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away June 27, 2021. Mass will be 10:00 am, Tuesday July 6, 2021 at Our Lady of Presentation; burial in Floral Hills East Cemetery both of Lee’s Summit. A visitation will be 4:00 – 7:00pm Monday July 5, 2021 at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit. Memorial contributions may be made to One Community Hospice of Kansas City.

Tom was born November 26, 1928 in Kalamozoo, Michigan, to John & Caroline Howley. He married Marian Laboe in 1952. They spent many years traveling with his military career. He served 28 years in the Air Force earning the rank of Colonel. After serving our country, Tom joined TWA as a flight instructor for 10 years. Tom and Marian were very active in their church where they met and cherished their many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Howley, parents and 3 brothers.

Survivors include his son, Thomas E. Howley; 3 daughters, Karen Higginbotham (Larry), Susan Howe (Joe Braden) and Laura Carothers (James); grandchildren, Matthew Ellis, Nalir Ellis, Garrett Howe, Deacon Howe, Michael Higginbotham, Lacie Palma-Baker, Jamie Bailey, James R. Carothers and many great grandchildren.


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On behalf of the Briers, our heartfelt condolences to the Howley family. Tom was such a good friend to our parents. All of us enjoyed his wit and appreciated his many kindnesses. As Patrick said, “Tom Howley was a fine man.” He was indeed. Our best to you all.

Tom, Karen, Susan and Laurie,
We are so sorry to hear about the death of your father. He and your mother were wonderful people and so very good to our family. They welcomed us to their home so many times and made us feel like real family members. Our kids, Elizabeth and Charlie, loved having them as “adopted grandparents.” You certainly hit the jackpot with having Tom and Marion for parents. We are happy to know that they are together again and we are very grateful to have had all of you in our lives.

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Monday, July 5, 2021
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Tuesday, July 6, 2021
10:00 AM
Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church
130 NW Murray Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64081