Born Feb. 27, 1892, in Elmore, Ohio, she was a 1909 graduate of Woodville High School. She attended Ohio Northern University and Kent State University.
She moved to Trumbull County in 1920 and was a teacher for Warren city schools and Warren Township schools for about 60 years.
She was an 84-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Emmanual Lutheran Church in Warren.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading.
Survivors include her son, Burton C. of Kinsman; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Her husband, Lelander D., died in 1926. Her sons, Franklin and Norman Lee; brothers, Burt Houtmer and Harmon Houtmer; and sisters, Myra Hudson and Al Purkey, died previously.
Visitation will be held from10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Thursday at Borowski and Sons Funeral Home in Newton Falls. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.