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Janet M. Fischer Houghtelin, 77, Terre Haute

Janet M. Fischer Houghtelin, 77, Terre Haute, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, in her home.

Janet was born in Evansville March 31, 1937, to Lawrence and Emma Fischer. Janet earned her teaching degree at Indiana State University. She was a substitute teacher for Vigo Country School Corporation and also taught at Ivy Tech of Terre Haute and Ivy Tech of Bloomingtion. After retiring from teaching, she worked for Bloomington Title until she moved back to Terre Haute to be near her family. At the time of death, she was a volunteer and part-time employee at Union Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Marilyn Fischer Woodruff; and her long-time companion, Bill Smith.

She is survived by her two children, Scott Houghtelin (wife, Lynn) and Laurie “Ann” Brighton (husband, John); four grandchildren she adored, Alan and Alicia Houghtelin, Shelby and William Brighton; a special great-grandson, Jaxson Scott; several nieces and nephews; and close friends, including her cousin and best friend, Margie Ison of Nashville.

As were Janet’s wishes, cremation has been chosen with no services to follow. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute, was entrusted with arrangements.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in her name to Hospice of the Wabash Valley, The American Cancer Society, or any public Library. Online condolences can be made at greinerfuneralhome.com. 

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  • December 20
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    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
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  • December 25
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  • December 27
    Bingo
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