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Mary Louise Harrington Houchen
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1929
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 2013
Hillsdale County
Michigan, USA

Mary Houchen, 84, of Litchfield, passed away Thursday (7/18/2013) at Drews Place of Hillsdale. She was born January 6, 1929 in Marshall MI, the daughter of Donald and Madeline (VandenHeede) Harrington. Mary was dedicated to the youth in her community. She worked as secretary at Litchfield Elementary School for 22 years, drove a school bus 6 years, was a Girl Scouts and Brownies leader, and was active with the 4-H baking club. She also belonged to the Litchfield United Methodist Church, Litchfield Garden Club and Pedro Card Club.On October 23, 1948 she married Robert Houchen and he preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2000. She will be sadly missed by her family, including 3 daughters, Martha (Martin) Ladd of Spring Lake MI; Vicki (Tom) Busby of Texas; Lori (Phil) Mindala of Missouri; 2 grandchildren, Michelle (Bryan) Sandberg, Mitchell Mindala; and 2 great-grandchildren, Nolan and Taylor Sandberg;1 sister, Susan (Dave) Fhaner of Marshall; 3 brothers, Paul Harrington of Marshall; Phillip (JoAnne) Harrington of Marshall; Gerald (Barbara) Harrington of Reed City; 2 sisters-in-law, Donna (Robert) Spier of Florida; and Dorothy Forshey of Florida.In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother, and an infant daughter.Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, July 24th, at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel, Litchfield, with Reverend Clyde Wonders and Pastor Julie Elmore officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Litchfield. Visitation is scheduled Wednesday from 12:00 Noon until time of service. Memorials are suggested to the Litchfield Library or the Greater Hillsdale Humane Society.

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  Donald Gerald Harrington (1899 - 1961)
  Madeline Marie Vanden Heede Harrington (1902 - 1977)
  Robert Harold Houchen (1927 - 2000)
Mount Hope Cemetery
Hillsdale County
Michigan, USA
Created by: HKWolf
Record added: Aug 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114952570
Mary Louise <i>Harrington</i> Houchen
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