Merle Louise (Freed) Hower, 70, of Zionsville died peacefully Thursday, April 3, 2014 at home. Merle was the wife of Dale Hower for 52 years.
Born in Quakertown she was the daughter of Earl & Grace (Wieand) Freed.
She was employed as a woodcrafter by Knoll International in East Greenville for over 30 years, most of which was spent on the panel framing line.
Merle was a member of Trinity Great Swamp UCC in Spinnerstown.
She was the Matriarch of her family. Dearly loved she will always be in our memories.
In addition to her husband and parents she is survived by a son Craig and wife Janet, daughters Lynne Simak, Lisa Rosenberger and husband Gary; grandchildren Crystal Simak, Sean Simak, Matthew Hower, Stephanie Rosenberger; brother Gerald Freed and wife Carol, sisters Lynette Mackey, Joan Kehler and husband Todd; brother in law Barry Hower and wife Joele; nieces, nephews and many friends
Services will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at Trinity Great Swamp UCC, 9150 Spinnerstown Rd. Spinnerstown, PA 18968. Call 9:00-10:30 A.M. in the church.
Arrangements are in the care of the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) Quakertown.
Contributions can be made to Trinity Great Swamp UCC P.O. Box 494 Spinnerstown, PA 18968.