Louise H. Howe (Holbert), age 90, of Fredonia, NY, died Thursday March 21, 2019 at the Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk, N.Y. Louise was born May 18, 1928 in the Township of Bingham, PA to Clinton S. and Mabel (Bartoo) Holbert. She attended Indiana State Teachers College in Indiana, PA. On April 16, 1949 she married Phillip Burdette Howe in Bingham Center, PA. The couple was married 52 years at the time of Phillip’s death on August 1, 2001. Louise and her husband began raising their family on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania until they were called into the ministry in 1961, serving churches in New York State and Massachusetts until their retirement in 1993.
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She enjoyed serving church congregations as a pastor’s wife so she continued sharing hospitality at churches after retirement. She and her husband served as Clergy Team for United Marriage Encounter. Louise was a member of the Fredonia First United Methodist Church where she felt welcomed and accepted. This spirituality continued through socializing and welcoming new residents at the WCA Home in Fredonia where she resided for the past 3 ½ years. Serving others was Louise’s special gift. Louise loved sewing, crafting, was an avid pie maker, and baker. She was a volunteer at Brooks Memorial Hospital for 20 years. The family sends a special thank you to the WCA Home and Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their tender loving care.
Louise is survived by her children: Robert (Laura) Howe of Providence, RI, Alan (Louise) Howe of Sun City, FL, Rebecca (Dennis) Krzyzanowicz of Fredonia, NY and Cynthia (Joseph) Gajewski of Chicago, Il; grandchildren: Jeremy (Kelsey) Krzyzanowicz, Benjamin (Leah) Howe, Nathaniel (Emily) Howe, Erin (Marcos) Alvalle, Andrew Howe, Parker Gajewski, Remy Gajewski, and Andrew Lee; great grandchildren: Cayden Alvalle, Hudson Krzyzanowicz, Julia Howe and Samuel Howe; a brother, John Holbert of Bedford, PA and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents, Louise is predeceased by her husband Philip Burdette Howe and a brother Milford Holbert.
Calls may be made Friday (March 29, 2019) from 4-7pm at the LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home, 20 Central Avenue, Fredonia, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at the Fredonia First United Methodist Church, 25 Church Street, Fredonia, N.Y., Saturday (March 30, 2019) at 11 am. Interment will be in the N. Bingham Cemetery, N. Bingham, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made in Louise’s name to Fredonia First United Methodist Church, 25 Church Street, Fredonia, NY 14063 and the Dunkirk First United Methodist Church, 601 Washington Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048. On-line condolences may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler.