There is a volunteer for Howell Co. at www.gengathering.com
. You do have to create a user ID and password to enter this web site but access to the volunteer info is free.
If that doesn't work out, you can contact the State Historical Society of Missouri, http://shs.umsystem.edu/newspaper/
. They have the largest collection of newspapers on microfilm in the state and will copy obits. Successful Searching!