Barbara S. Houghton
Barbara Sue (Fife) Houghton passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2010, in Newark, DE, at age 77 after a long illness.
Born in West Frankfort, IL, Barbara was the daughter of William Thad and Georgia Pauline Fife. She grew up and attended school in East Alton, IL, and later attended Southern Illinois University and the University of Toledo. At the latter, she majored in Library Science and was instrumental in establishing a library system in the elementary schools in the Toledo area. Among her many interests were travel, reading, sailing, and skiing. All of these, however, were secondary to her love for family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Hayward S. Houghton II of Landenberg, PA; two sons, Robert A. Houghton (wife Catherine) of North East, MD, and Hayward S. Houghton III (wife Denise) of Lincoln University, PA; two granddaughters and a great-grandson. She also leaves two sisters, Leta Jane Hunt (husband Donald) of Bartonville, IL, and Mary Jo Rook of Glasgow, MO; and a brother, William L. Fife (wife Susan) of Jefferson City, MO.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, July 9, 2010, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where visitation will begin at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in memory of Barbara to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810 or to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Ste. 800, Washington DC 20004-1725.
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