Evelyn Patricia (nee Loughran) Yowell

Evelyn Patricia (nee Loughran) Yowell

Born on June 16, 1935, in Denison, IA

Died peacefully January 7, 2024, surrounded by family.

Raised in Neola, IA and lived in Omaha, NE, a city she loved.

Evelyn had an unbeatable wit. She was known for her humorous phrases such as “We’re in Tall Clover!” “How’s Your Gizzard?” and the classic retort when anyone asked her an obvious question, “Does the Pope Work Sundays?” She always had an amazingly positive attitude and would find the silver lining in all situations. She made everyone feel special when speaking with her and will truly be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.

Preceded in death by husband, James Yowell, Jr.; father and mother, Michael and Mary Loughran; sisters, Jeanette Heyden and Maureen Reichel; and brothers: James, Joseph, and Clem Loughran.

Survived by sons, James III and Jeffrey; daughter, Karen (nee Yowell) McKeon; grandchildren: Alisha, Eric, Emily, Brigid, Thomas, Luis, and Cris; great-grandchildren: Rory, Nixon, James, and Jeffrey; brother, John Loughran; sister, Phyllis Huser; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Friday, January 12th, from 4:30-6:30 PM at Christ the King Catholic Church (654 S 86th St) with Rosary at 6:30PM.

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, January 13th, 10:00 AM, Christ the King Catholic Church.

Internment, Calvary Cemetery.

To view a live broadcast of the Rosary and Funeral Mass, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a Breast Cancer charity as Evelyn is a survivor or to the St. Jude Hospital as Evelyn admired the work they do for others in need.




  • Valerie and Robert Loughran Posted January 10, 2024 5:57 am

    Evelyn was always smiling and was a true joy to all. She was such a tiny thing, but very mighty. She was so funny to talk to and had the cutest laugh. She will be greatly missed by all.

  • Patrick Bloomingdale Posted January 10, 2024 1:57 pm

    What an amazing Mom and person she was! With a smile that lit up the room! Some of my favorite childhood memories are of hanging out with my buddy Jeff at his house, and Evelyn was always the best host. She treated me like one of her own children. She will be greatly missed!

  • Ida Dargin Jessen Posted January 15, 2024 1:11 pm

    Evelyn was the nicest person! I only knew her for 3 months when I worked at Corn State Laboratories summer of 1961. We both worked in the same office and would lunch together. She was so thrilled I was from Neola, Iowa and both of us went to St Joseph School. She was kind, funny, and always helpful! She was newly married and wanted a family so bad!!! Many prayers to her family. Ida Dargin Jessen.

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