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Emma Louise Howe

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

local artist

Emma Louise (Lynn) Howe, 88, of Emmaus, formerly of Orwigsburg, died June 17, 2020, at her daughter’s home surrounded by family. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Dorothea I. (Myers) Lynn and George R. Lynn Jr.

She was a graduate of Pottsville High School, University of Pennsylvania and completed some studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic. While at the University of Pennsylvania, she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Canterbury Club, The Choral Society and active with the campus radio station, WXPN.

She was the medical records director at Rest Haven Nursing Home (Schuylkill Haven) and Hamburg State Hospital for many years, retiring in 2002.

She was a Girl Scout leader and camp director for many years with the Penn’s Woods Girl Scout Council, a Cub Scout den mother and was a long-standing member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #424.

After retirement painting became a joy and fascination as her talent emerged. She received numerous awards from the Schuylkill County Fair and Allied Artists juried events. She was selected as 2009 Artist of the Year for the Allied Artists. Her original paintings as well as matted prints and greeting cards have been sold and gifted throughout the USA, Canada, Norway and Germany.

While living at Luther Crest Senior Living, Allentown, for a few years, she taught art classes to her fellow residents. Luther Crest residents enjoyed seeing the variety of her many paintings on her display mantle by her apartment.

She is survived by children, Diane L., of Lancaster, Wenda L. and her husband, Geoffrey Boyer, of Emmaus, Randall D. and his wife, Jenia, of Hughesville, Md.; grandchildren, Mara J. Sausser (deceased March 24, 2017) and her widowed husband, Nate Sausser, of Schuylkill Haven, Emmalee A. and her husband, Steve Leed, of Lancaster, Scott D. Boyer and his wife, Britani, of Breinigsville, Julia L. Boyer, of Philadelphia; step-grandchildren, Geoffrey F. Boyer Jr. and his wife, Cecilia, of Farsund, Norway, Aegis L. Boyer and husband, Mark Stuart, of Franklin, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Jakoby and Jakoda Sausser, Alivia Leed and Arlo Boyer; step-great-grandchildren, Kaya, Sienna and Sebastian Boyer, Journey and Christela Stuart. She was predeceased by her former husband and father of Diane, Wenda and Randall, Douglas N., of Pottsville, a sister, Dorothea (Lynn) Mobile, of Clermont, Fla.; a granddaughter, Mara Jane (Beadle) Sausser, of Pottsville.

Contributions may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2024 Lehigh St., Suite 100, Allentown, 18103 or to Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, 51 SPCA Road, Pottsville, 17901.

A Celebration of Life open house will be held at Geoff and Wenda’s home noon to 5 p.m. June 27 (masks optional; casual attire). Arrangements were made by the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., Allentown.