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Louise E. Lewis

Louise E. Chastain Lewis  “former Shinglehouse, Pa. resident”

LANCASTER, Ohio---Louise E. Chastain Lewis, 87, of Lancaster, formerly of Shinglehouse, Pa., passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020, in Country Lane Gardens, Pleasantville, Ohio, after a lengthy illness.

Born on Monday, August 8, 1932 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Floyd P. and Maude Eva Meacham Chastain. On August 27, 1955 in the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, she married William A. “Bill” Lewis, Sr., who survives.

Louise was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1951. She was a graduate of the former Bradford Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse, having worked in various hospitals as she traveled with her husband with his work. She retired as a nurse having ended her career in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

Louise was a member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church until moving after her marriage. She was a devout Christian and very active in the churches she belonged to throughout her life.

Surviving besides her husband are three children, Deborah L. (Wilson “Bill”) Howell of Greer, South Carolina, Diane E. (Frank) Thielman of Pickerington, Ohio, and William A. (Glenda) Lewis, Jr. of Lancaster, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Michael Howell, Andrew (Hayden) Howell, Zachary Howell, Isaac (Katie) Thielman, Eric (Johneric Peralta) Thielman, Emma Lewis, and Tess Lewis; six great-grandchildren, Wyatt Howell, Corilyn Howell, Karli Thielman, Isaac Thielman, Charlie Howell, and Elizabeth Howell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Louise was predeceased by a sister, Patricia “Pat” Bell; and a brother, Floyd P. Chastain.

There will be no public visitation. Burial will be held in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, Pa., on Monday, January 27, 2020.

A memorial service will be held in the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church on a date and time to be announced.

Memorials in Louise’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.

Louise’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Louise, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.




Thank you Eileen, my childhood second mom! We had some wonderful times in Dawson Ridge, and mom loved you and all the friends she made there.
Love, Billy Lewis (Jr)

Billy Lewis Feb 15 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Jill, we had some great times in Erie with your family, and our parents meant so much to each other. I love the thought of JP & mom continuing their friendship in heaven!
Love, Billy Lewis (Jr)

Billy Lewis Feb 15 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you LaVerna. Mom talked about you often.

Deborah Lewis Howell Feb 3 2020 12:00 AM

Jill, thank you so much. We have so many good memories to hold on to with the Proctor family! It makes me smile to know JP was one of the first to greet mom in heaven!

Deborah Lewis Howell Feb 3 2020 12:00 AM

Linda - thank you so much. Your family was/ is so special to us.

Deborah Lewis Howell Feb 3 2020 12:00 AM

Louise was one of the dearest friends I ever had for over 70 years and will never forget her. my deepest sympathy to the family with love. LaVerna

LaVerna Selkregg Jan 31 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Lewis's, it has been so very long but I have nothing but smiling, cheerful memories of Louise. I send each of you my deepest sympathy and a heartfelt hug. Love to all.

Linda Stouffer Jan 30 2020 12:00 AM

Linda, Thank you so much. Mom loved getting together with all of you. So many wonderful memories. We were such good partners....in driving our older sister crazy!
Love to you,

Diane Thielman Jan 30 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Debbie, Diane, Bill Jr. and Mr. Lewis,

You are in my thoughts. You have been in my thoughts many times over the years. Your mom - Louise - was a very kind and caring person. I can hear her gentle voice. I can hear her laughter. ( and Bill Sr's. and my dad's and mom's - as we would spy on them while they were having a meal - and write a poem about them - eating steak and drinking wine - Remember that poem Debbie ?? I have it somewhere. ) Our families had some very special times together. Your family is extremely close and losing one member even if expected is an emotional transition. Life goes so fast. Take care of yourselves. Keep her spirit and memories close. She will live on through all of you. With love, Teresa ( Stouffer)

Teresa M. Stouffer Jan 29 2020 12:00 AM

Theresa, I remember that poem and spying on our parents from upstairs as they had a nice dinner. Such great memories with your family. All the practical jokes your father pulled on my Dad! I can remember all the laughter. The time we were camping and our Moms lost all the cooked spaghetti on the ground when they were draining it...and it was picked up, washed off and enjoyed! Deb and you always had two little sister tag alongside in Linda and I.
Love, Diane

Diane Thielman Jan 29 2020 12:00 AM

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