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Esther May (Grimes) Houck

Esther May (Grimes) Houck

April 11, 1938 - February 1, 2020

Esther May (Grimes) Houck passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 - She was the beautiful wife of the late Donald R. Houck, Sr., Amazing Sister to Charles Grimes (Loretta), Thomas Grimes (Theresa) Beloved Mother of Donald (Margie), Charles (Carol), Cindy (Steve), Cherished Mom Mom of Dana (Rich) Donnie (May), Jessica, Steven (Brianna), Miranda, Chelsea, Chad and Chase. And Great Mom Mom to Jameson. <br /> <br /> The family will receive relatives and friends starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, February 6th, 2020, followed by her funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at The Clare McIlvaine Mundy Funeral Home, Inc., 7384 Ridge Ave. (corner of Wigard Ave.), Philadelphia, PA 19128. <br /> <br /> In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Esther's name to a Charity of your choice.

Services by
Clare Mcilvaine Mundy Funeral Home

7384 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

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    I am so sad at the news of Esther’s passing. I will miss our chats with you and Kitty and all the fun we had icing cakes for the carnival. I will miss playing bingo with you and seeing you when you came home for a visit. I will miss having breakfast with you at Cracker Barrel. You are a very special lady to me and I love you!
    Joni Yancey Feb 05, 2020
    Donny, Cindy and Chalie and Family;

    Mrs. Houck was a one in a million. She loved
    her family and Mr. Houck, like I’ve never seen. I had the pleasure of being a long time friend of Cindy, which was, for Mrs. Houck, just another family member in her house. I always remember her saying “awww Ger what are you knocking
    for!?” To her, you just were supposed to walk in and make yourself at home.

    I hate the fact that I can’t make the services. But please know that I am thinking of all of you.


    Gerianne Gallagher Feb 04, 2020
    Ocean Breeze Spray was purchased for the family of Esther May (Grimes) Houck by Town Council & Staff of Ocean View Delaware.  Send flowers
    Town Council & Staff of Ocean View Delaware Feb 04, 2020
    i’ll miss seeing you at the carnival or the firehouse, i’ll miss your hugs every time you saw me, i’ll miss you Aunt Esther! Rest in Heaven up there with my dad! ❤️ we will see you again one day!
    Taylor Thompson Feb 04, 2020
    Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Esther May (Grimes) Houck by Steven collier.  Send flowers
    Steven collier Feb 04, 2020
    Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum was purchased for the family of Esther May (Grimes) Houck by Cheryl and Bobby Bullen.  Send flowers
    Cheryl and Bobby Bullen Feb 04, 2020
    Donny, Charles, Cindy and family, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My heart broke even more when Cindy called me (after losing my husband on 1/14). I will never, ever forget Esther’s infectious laugh, her hugs and kisses every time she would see us and her amazing dedication not only to her own family but also to her Stevensville family. I will forever be grateful that she was able to get to the auxiliary’s Christmas dinner/party!! Until we meet again my dear sweet Esther, I love you!!
    Nancy Boone Thompson Feb 03, 2020