Ruth Elaine “Lane” Howser Clark

Ruth Elaine “Lane” Howser Clark, 61, of Vein Mountain, Nebo, N.C., went with the angels March 13, 2014, after a strong and fearless fight against cancer. Lane passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and Hospice.

She was born March 30, 1952, in Westfield, N.Y., the daughter of the late Isacc D. and Helen L. Micitish Howser.

Lane attended Jamestown Schools and enjoyed being a homemaker. Earlier she was self-employed, and had worked at Goya Foods in Angola, N.Y.

She was an easygoing, caring, loving, compassionate and unselfish soul who always put others’ needs and feelings ahead of her own. Lane enjoyed spending time with her family and her two dogs: Angel and Booter.

She is survived by her companion of 25 years, Rodney Dietz of Vein Mountain, Nebo, N.C.; four children: daughter Melissa (Scott) Houser Dellahoy of Sinclairville, N.Y.; son, David (Jamie) Clark of Lake City, Fla.; daughter, Michelle (William) Bartley Ayers Guy of Marion, Ind.;son James (Melissa) Bartley of Clarksville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Terry (Sandra) Houser of Falconer, N.Y.; Robert Houser of Brocton, N.Y.; four sisters: Loretta (Walter) Cettell of Ripley, N.Y.; Margaret (Charles) Cettell of Brocton, N.Y.; Wilma (Joseph) Hefner of Hartsville, S.C.; and Carol Durfee of Erie, Pa.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Roger A. Houser Sr. and Charles R. Houser.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, in the Lind Funeral Home. Peter Dawson, Fire Service Chaplain, will officiate.

Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of McDowell County, Inc, 575 Airport Road, Marion, NC 28752.

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