ILENE MAY HOUCHIN
Ilene May Houchin, 94, of Summersville passed away
on Sunday, January 5, 2020 in the Hubbard Hospice
House in Charleston. Born December 10, 1925 at Glade
Creek, WV she was a daughter of the late Troy and
Chessie Tyree Groves. She was also preceded in death
by her husband, Thomas L. Houchin; one brother, Robert
Groves; one daughter, Sara Beth Edwards; foster
daughter and niece, Janet Lemon.
Ilene was a good mother and a wonderful
grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member
and very active at Memorial United Methodist serving on
the local, district and conference level. She worked in the
Insurance industry in Charleston for over 25 years, the
latest being for Vealey Insurance Agency. She was a
member of the National Insurance Women and served as
President of the Charleston unit for three years. She
graduated from Nicholas County High School in 1943,
Charleston School of Commerce and attended WV State
Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Houchin of
Summersville and Judy Birchfield of Hurricane;
granddaughters, Julie Handley and Robin Lam of
Fredericksburg, VA, Leigh Ann Ansel and Megan Burkett
of OH; great grandchildren, Jack, Henry and Emma
Handley, Shelby Ilene and Tanner Lam, Zack and Alicia
Ansel, Sarah and Alex Burkett.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday,
January 10, 2020 in the Memorial United Methodist
Church in Summersville with Pastor Carolyn Mash
officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon
Cemetery at Glade Creek under the direction of the White
Funeral Home at Summersville.
Friends may call at the church one hour prior on the
day of the funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her
memory to Memorial United Methodist Church; 1317
Webster Road; Summersville, WV 26651.
Condolences may be sent to the family at