Jane D. Houser, 84, homemaker, wildlife lover, famous for her wacky cake

By on February 22, 2017

Jane D. Houser, 84, of Akron, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Gardens at Stevens Nursing Home.

She was born in Millport to the late Elmer S. and Grace (Weachter) Shreiner, and was the wife of the late Richard R. Houser.

Jane was a homemaker. She enjoyed bird watching, wildlife, and visiting the mountains. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and was known for her wacky cake.

Jane is survived by three sons: Jeffrey Houser of Lancaster; Barry Houser of Manheim; Jim, husband of Susan (Mentzer) Houser, of Akron; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Elmer S. Shreiner III of Akron; Charles L. Shreiner of Shiresmantown; Richard L. Shreiner of Mount Joy; and two sisters: Gloria Wolf of Lititz; Nancy Fern of Manheim.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Miriam Burkholder, Evelyn Cammauf, and Lillian Gochenour.

Services were held Feb. 21 at Stradling Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Tom Weber officiating. Interment was in the Millport Union Cemetery.

The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at Gardens at Stevens for the excellent care given to Jane.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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