Lucille Houseknect, 92, passed away peacefully at Grandview Health Homes,
Inc. Danville PA on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. She had previously resided at
D&H Avenue Riverside PA. For the past ten years, her daughter Linda resided
with her. She was born Easter Sunday, March 31, 1918 on a farm in Milton PA
the daughter of the late Daniel and Clara Reedy Hulsizer. Later, they moved
to Bald Top Mountain Danville PA where she was raised.
employed for 25 years at Geisinger Medical Center Danville PA in the
Housekeeping Department, retiring in 1981. While she was there, she was
honored for her work ethic and faithfulness on the job.
remembered for her “open door” to friends and family who often dropped in
for a chat and a slice of her wonderful home-baked apple pie.
preceded in death by two husbands; Joseph F. “Chub” Stetler in 1959 and
Francis “Tink” Houseknecht in 1999. She is survived by two daughters; Kay
Stetler Derr of Danville PA, wife of the late Lawrence Derr and Linda
Stetler Webb and her husband Richard C. of Riverside PA. Also surviving are
her grandchildren; Greg Derr of Allentown PA; Gary Derr of Danville PA;
Richard Webb of Bloomsburg PA; Laurie Webb Jones of Danville PA, K. Adam
Webb of Bloomsburg PA and Brian Webb of Riverside PA. She is also survived
by her great-grandchildren; Charissa and Madelyn Derr; Gary, Matthew and
John Derr; Christopher, Marissa and Alana Webb; Anthony, Elijah, Samuel,
Caleb and Crystal Jones of Danville PA and Garrisson, Logan, Jayla and
Brydan Webb. Also surviving is one great-great-granddaughter, Anna Webb.
Also surviving are her step-daughters; Debbie Houseknecht Allison and
Darlene Houseknecht Swope; both of Danville PA. She was preceded in death
by her granddaughter, Valerie Susan Derr and two great-granddaughters;
Lauren and Burgandy Jones. Grace was the last surviving member of her
family, preceded in death by brothers John, Ralph, Floyd and Daniel and
sisters Thelma Kerstetter, Mary Hack and Cordelia, who died in infancy.
and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Monday, March
7, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street
Danville PA with the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland officiating assisted
by the Reverend Dawes Dunham, First Baptist Church Danville PA. Burial will
follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA. Friends will be received from
12:30 PM until the time of service. The family will provide flowers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church 20 Brookside
Drive Danville PA 17821.