GIRARD, Ohio – Kathleen Houck, 93, formerly of Girard, died Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles.
Kathleen was born April 9, 1923, in Alliance, Ohio, the daughter of the late Francis and Catherine (Zink) O’Connor.
She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in McDonald.
She spent her life lovingly caring for her home, her family and her friends. She was a member of Girard Senior Citizens and she participated in numerous golf and bowling leagues.
Kathleen leaves her children, Karen Houck of Houston, Texas, David (Linda) Houck of McDonald and Donald (Elaine) Houck of McDonald; grandchildren, Kristen (Todd) Flere of McDonald, Courtney (William III) Kunkel of McDonald, Stephanie (James) Carmean of Louis Center, Ohio and Donnie Houck of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and great-grandchildren, Brock and Kylie Flere, William Kunkel IV and Evelyn Carmean.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Houck, whom she married November 11 1942, passed away October 10, 2012 and by her sisters, Janice Emery and Jean Dillon.
The family would like to thank the staff at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles for the care and compassion given to Kathleen during her stay.
Material tributes may take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio 44512 or Shepherd of the Valley, 1500 McKinley Drive, Niles, Ohio 44446.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at Blackstone Funeral Home.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, December, 17, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the family.
A television tribute will air Monday, December 19 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.