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Elizabeth Ann Huber October 30, 1926 to April 12, 2018

Elizabeth Ann Huber passed away quietly on April 12, 2018, after a five week struggle with complications resulting from a broken leg. She was born in a rural area of Cambridge, Ohio, on October 30, 1926, where she was so fortunate to grow up in a farm setting fostering a wholesome, family-oriented childhood with nine brothers and sisters. Her favorite activity as child was roller skating. As she started her own family, they moved to Waco, Texas, where her family grew to include her three daughters, Barbara, Cheryl, Diana, and nephew, Joe Michael Krupar.  They spent several years there continuing the family traditions from her childhood. After moving to Houston, she had the birth of her son, Robert.  

Although Betty spent and enjoyed most of her time raising her children and instilling in them Christian values and character, her life had many other facets. Just a few of her many interest and talents included cooking, ceramic art, needlepoint and crocheting. Her favorite times were family gatherings on holidays when everyone savored her special dishes.  She was tireless in her efforts in maintaining her ceramics business for many years, which included instructional classes. She rarely sat idle, even in recent years; always with an objective of experimenting with new techniques and styles. There are reminders of her at every turn, especially if you were so fortunate to have received a crocheted blanket, ceramic or art piece from her. She will also be remembered for her robust sense of humor, especially that wide grin (inherited by her son) and her optimism for life as a cancer, stroke and heart disease survivor.

She was known by her nine grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren as “Nanny”.  Each of them are a testament to her legacy that will live on for generations. She is survived by her longtime companion, Tommy Ballard, her three children, Cheryl Bennett, Diana Flohr (husband, Ernie), and Rob Huber; her nephew, Joe Michael Krupar; her brother, George (wife, Wanda), and sister, Helen Cantor. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Thomas Carl Northern Jr., and her daughter, Barbara Northern (husband, Tommy).   

The celebration of her life and funeral mass will be at St. Martha’s Catholic Church in Kingwood, Texas, at 11:00 A.M, on April 23rd, 2018, with visitation from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Reception will follow at Bill’s Café, Kingwood, Texas. A private graveside service will be at Dresden Cemetery in Barry (near Bloomingrove), Texas, on Mother’s Day.


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