Elizabeth Howarth

Obituary of Elizabeth Jane Howarth

Elizabeth Jane (Davis) Howarth, 92, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on October 3, 2020. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Howarth Sr., with whom she shared 52 years of marriage.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, on April 13, 1928, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Paul and Helen (Johnson) Davis.

Elizabeth was an award-winning artist whose paintings hung in numerous private homes throughout the United States and England, and also in Pennsylvania's Capitol building.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Robert Howarth Jr., husband of Shannon, Pearisburg, VA, Suzanne Howarth, Sanatoga, PA, Patricia Maguire, Sanatoga, PA, and Michael Howarth, husband of Alicia, Penfield, NY; her grandchildren, Brian (& Ashley) Hermsmeier, Sean (& Shaun) Maguire, and Michelle Howarth; and her great-grandchildren, Jaxson, Lily Grace, Hayley, Keegan, and Jordon.

In addition to her husband and parents, Elizabeth is predeceased by her sisters, Mae Duxbury and Helen Seamon.

Visitation will take place on October 9, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Saint Aloysius Church, 223 Beech St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A funeral mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place following the service at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 235 Matsonford Rd., Conshohocken, PA 19428.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elizabeth’s memory to Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia at https://www.sopaphilly.org/get-involved/support/ or to Little Sisters of the Poor – Philadelphia at http://www.littlesistersofthepoorphiladelphia.org/donations/.

Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com.