Houck, 92, formerly of 401 Water Street Danville PA went to be with her Lord
and Savior on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Nottingham Village in
Northumberland PA. She was born March 7, 1919 in Union Corner, Rush
Township, Northumberland County PA the daughter of the late Rollin M. and
Verna E. Fegley Unger.
graduated from Danville High School in 1936 as Class Valedictorian. She
graduated from Bloomsburg State Teachers College summa cum laude with the
Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1940. Elnora attended Temple
University in Philadelphia PA and received her Master’s Degree in Education
from Bucknell University in 1963.
employed as a Foreign Language teacher from 1941-1943 at Reade Township High
School in Cambria County PA. She was employed by Danville Area High School
from 1943 – 1980 teaching primarily Latin and French along with English and
Spanish, from where she retired. While at the high school, she was
responsible for the Honor Society, French Club and Spanish Club.
Elnora was a
member of First Baptist Church of Danville PA where she faithfully taught
the Friendship Class for 20 years. She enjoyed teaching Bible School and
served as a Trustee. She was a member of the National Education Association
and the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Elnora was a faithful
volunteer at Geisinger Medical Center for over 20 years delivering mail to
patients. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her family. She
especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-granddaughter whom she
preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William H. Houck on December
30, 2006. They were married November 29, 1946.
survived by two sons; Dr. Donald M. Houck and daughter-in-law Patricia of
Lewisburg PA and Kim C. Houck and daughter-in-law Sunny of Virginia Beach VA
and one daughter, Susan J. McLaughlin and son-in-law John of Danville PA.
Also surviving are six grandsons; Adam Houck of Lawton, Oklahoma, Matthew
McLaughlin and his wife Corrine of Muncy PA; Dr. Collin McLaughlin of
Philadelphia PA; Blaine McLaughlin of Colorado, Kwang Ho and Key Yoon Houck,
both of Virginia Beach VA and two granddaughters; Kimberly Houck of Virginia
Beach VA and Ashley Houck of New York City, NY. Also surviving is her
great-granddaughter, Riley McLaughlin of Muncy PA. She is also survived by
her sister, Mary Ellen Upright of Huntington Valley PA. Also surviving are
numerous nieces and nephews from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida
and North Carolina. Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by one
daughter Charlotte A. Houck, in infancy. She was preceded in death by five
brothers; Francis, George, Harold, Richard and Luther Unger and two sisters;
Catherine Unger and Betty Jane Unger in infancy.
services will be held Monday, February 6, 2012 at 3:30 PM at the First
Baptist Church 20 Brookside Drive Danville PA (off of 642 East) with the
Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland officiating assisted by Reverend Dawes
Dunham. Burial will be private in Mt. Vernon Cemetery Riverside PA.
Friends will be received in the chapel from 2:15 PM until 3:15 PM. The
family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to First
Baptist Church Memorial Fund or Thomas Beaver Free Library 25 East Market
Street Danville PA 17821. Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski
Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA. www.visneski.com