Marie Houser

Marie Mae Houser (Spearing)

Tuesday, July 3rd, 1934 - Friday, January 31st, 2020
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Marie Mae Houser, 85, of Lewistown, passed away on Friday January 31, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family.
Born on July 3, 1934, in Lewistown. She was the daughter of the late James W. Spearing and Marguerite (Lear) Spearing.
On March 1, 1956, she married her late husband John F. Houser with whom she was blessed to share over 44 years of marriage before his passing on March 12, 2000.
She is survived by her daughters, Deborah M. Kerstetter and husband Gordon “Jeff” of Lewistown, Karen A. Evans and husband John “Pat” of Mifflintown, Colleen J. Kratzer and her husband Kris of Strodes Mills, six grandchildren, Gregory S. Kerstetter his wife Felisha, Alan J. Kerstetter and his wife Jackie, Jacob M. Kerstetter, Amanda J. Foltz and her husband Michael, Matthew J. Evans, Jordan M. Kratzer, six great-grandchildren, Logan S. Kerstetter, Connor J. Kerstetter, Blake D. Colyer, Zoey A. Foltz, Carly J. Foltz Lucas M. Foltz and a sister, Joyce A. Wray and husband Dale.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Alex J. Kratzer and her brothers, Hershel, James, Charles, Lester, Robert, Thomas, Kenneth and sister Edith R. Laughlin.
Earlier in life she was employed by White Shield in Lewistown and Valley Street Unimart. She retired from JC Penney in sales.
Marie loved going places with Aunt Marguerite, sitting out back on her swing, reading, coloring and watching TV. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family.
Arrangements are under the care of Barr Funeral Home, Inc and Crematory, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown.
A Celebration of Marie’s life will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in Marie’s memory may be made to The Hospice Promise Foundation, 901 Hugh Wallis Road South, Lafayette, LA. 70508.
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