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Severiana Maria “Ann” Houchin

Severiana Maria “Ann” Houchin, 81, of Belle Center, passed away on Sunday evening, September 24, 2017, at her residence.

She was born on April 9, 1936 in Lumberton, New Mexico to the late Presentacion and Angelina (Velasquez) Herrera. Also preceding her in death are her siblings, Tersina “Tessie” Lobato, Antonio “Tony”, Jose “Delfin”, Presentacion “Pres” and Gilbert Herrera.

On March 21, 1955, in Lumberton, New Mexico, she married Gerald N. Houchin. He survives along with their children, Kathy (Chris) Fulkerson of Huntsville, Susan (Tim) O’Rielley of Bellefontaine, Gary (Lisa) Houchin, Tony (Tammy) Houchin, both of Belle Center, and Diane (Mark Coleman) Houchin of Huntsville; grandchildren, Andy (Amanda) Fulkerson, Nicole Fulkerson, Jill (Matt) Meighan, Becky O’Rielley, Kasi, Shane and Taylor Quay, Eric (Kiersten Thornton) Houchin, Tasha Ganson, Jodi (Barry) Cooper, Billi (Matt) Hurley, Rachelle (Ben) Ruth, Somer (Rusty) Barnthouse, Jason Givens, Joshua and Cheyenne Burgess and Kylinn and Mason Coleman; 18 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Marina (Cletus) Thaxton, Louisa (Frank) Lotrich, Dennis (Vangie) Herrera and Orlando Herrera; sisters-in-law, Pat Herrera, Stella Herrera & Lillian Houchin; brothers-in-law, Nester Lobato and Donald (Linda) Houchin; a very close cousin, Maggie and Don Salyers; her caring nurse, Pennie Oswalt; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

A member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Russells Point, Ann also attended St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bellefontaine. She was a member of Russells Point C.L. of C., Belle Center Willard Stout Post #266 Ladies American Legion Auxiliary and Kings Daughters. She loved to play BINGO and was a big Cincinnati Reds and The OSU Buckeye Basketball fan. She loved family gatherings and being a big supporter of her grandchildren; she loved going to watch them at their sporting events and school activities.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 306 N. Elizabeth St., Belle Center. Father Shawn Landenwitch will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bellefontaine on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center.

In lieu of flowers, family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 South Main St., Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.

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