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Louise B. (Havens) Houseknecht

October 14, 1929 ~ November 15, 2020 (age 91)

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Louise Houseknecht


Louise Houseknecht, age 91, of Athens, PA, passed away at Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, on Sunday, November 15, 2020, after a brief illness.  Louise was born on October 14, 1929, in Kingston, PA, to Clarence and Dorothy Havens. She was a graduate of Athens High School Class of 1947.

Louise enjoyed reading and especially spending time with and making memories with her children and grandchildren.  Her legacy of endurance and fortitude lives on in her family that she was so proud of.  Louise was easy to make laugh and enjoyed a good joke.  She had a heart of gold and her door was always open.

She was employed and retired from Sayre House in the Housekeeping Department.

Louise is Survived by her daughter, Deborah (Gary) Wheeler, daughter-in-law, Brenda Houseknecht, daughter, Patricia (Roy) Covey.  Eight grandchildren, Jessica (Nicholas) Tracy, Lucas (Molly) Wheeler, Haley (Joshua) Campbell, Joseph (Liz) Houseknecht, Timothy (Kristy) Houseknecht, Melissa (Edward) Schlosser, Ashley (Jeremy) Meeker, Anna (Brandon) Johnson and also twenty-four great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband, Harold in 1979, her son, Richard in 1996, and sister, Barbara Birdsall, in 1997.

Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 1:00 pm at Tioga Point Cemetery, with Chaplain Linda Rogers officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice. Flowers will be provided by the family.

*Covid requirements will be mandated at the cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Thomas Cremation and Funeral Service, 1297 Elmira St., Sayre, Pa. Those wishing to leave a sympathy message for Louise’s family may do so at

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Graveside Service
November 18, 2020

1:00 PM
Tioga Point Cemetery
803 N. Main St.
Athens, PA 18810

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