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Maude A. Houtz

Jan 11, 2011

Maude A. Houtz, 92, a resident of Pennsdale, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2011 in the ManorCare Health Services-South at Williamsport. Born in Millville, Columbia County, PA, on Thursday, October 17, 1918, she was the daughter of the late James and Edith (Whitmoyer) Crist.

She was the widow of John E. Houtz who preceded her in death in 2006.

Maude enjoyed country music and liked to embroider. She and her husband loved their camping trips with their grandchildren. Her family loved her raisin filled cookies and their Sunday get-togethers. Her ex-son-in-law, Melvin Mingle of Pennsdale, always helped Maude out with her chores.

Maude is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Patsey A. and Donald Simon, Pennsdale; Judy L. and John Mills, Hughesville; seven grandchildren, Sherrie L. Simon-Corley; Dannie W. Simon; Shellie Mingle; Melvin Mingle II; Shannon Stryker; Nicholas Miller; Harold Miller II; one sister, Lois Auker, Watsontown. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Maude was preceded in death by one daughter, Rose Marie Miller in 1982; one granddaughter, Maude A. Miller; three sisters, Edna Fultz, Ruth DeWire and Mildred Hill and two brothers, Ralph Crist and Clayton Crist.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted in the Green Lawn Memorial Park, 62 Route 54 Highway, Montgomery on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 with Max L. Walters, Jr., pastor of the Lairdsville Faith Church, officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main Street, Muncy. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.