The Daily Item
SUNBURY — Catherine J. Hovenstine, 70, of Sunbury, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
She was born June 6, 1942, in Shamokin, a daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Snyder) Hovenstine.
Catherine loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and also her cat, Dozer. She enjoyed having lunch with her sisters.
She is survived by two children and their spouses, Carl and Robbene Hovenstine, of Danville, and Lynn Fox, of Lebanon; two grandchildren, Carl Jr. and Charity; two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Kayla; one brother, Thomas Hovenstine, of Sunbury; and four sisters, Dorothy Zerbe, of Sunbury, Doris Brown, of Milton, and Mary Polan and Helen Orner, both of Shamokin.
She was preceded in death by six brothers, Daniel, James, Samuel, Harry, Paul and David, and two sisters, Martha Laylon and Ruth Hoffman.
A viewing will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, with the funeral following at 2.
Interment will take place at a later date in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to the SPCA.