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Charlotte L. Houben

Died: 1/12/2011

Charlotte L. Houben, age 77, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.

Charlotte was born in Chester, PA, on June 27, 1933, daughter of the late John Lester Knotts and Sara (Green) Knotts. In 1953, she married the love of her life, John Houben, with whom she just celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister.

Charlotte will be remembered most for her enthusiasm at New Castle City Council meetings and as the first female president of New Castle Little League. Besides family, she will miss the slots at Delaware Park, playing pinochle, and watching sports from the comfort of her couch.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Erin Giles. She is survived by her husband, John; children Nancy Shelton (John), John Houben, Linda Houben, and Laura Giles (John); 6 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the office and staff of Dr. Gregory Masters for their kindnesses during Charlottes illness.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Monday, January 17th, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, January 18th, at the funeral home, where a second visitation will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Charlotte may be made to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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