Elaine V. “Tootie” Howsare, age 79, of Kennard-Atlantic Rd., Sugar Grove Twp., Greenville, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Monday, August 3, 2020 in the ER of UPMC Horizon Greenville.

She was born in Greenville on February 23, 1941 to Dale and Gladys (Hittle) Mitchell. She was a graduate of Fredonia High School and had been a Homemaker. Tootie was a member of the former Kennard Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder, trustee, janitor and was active with the quilting bee. She was a long time member of the Sunshine Homemakers and she enjoyed shopping, reading, attending craft shows, attending her grandchildren's sporting events and most of all, spending time with her family.

On June 2, 1962 she married Richard K. Howsare, he survives at home. Also survivng are two daughters; Kimberly McMillen and her husband Dan of Greenville and Marcie Derloni and her husband Louis of Hermitage, a sister; Nancy Murcko and her husband Mike of Greenville, a brother; Jim Mitchell and his wife Lorie of Greenville and two grandchildren; Louie Derloni and Anna Derloni.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister; Shirley Lesnett.

A Private Family Funeral Service will be held Thursday, August 6, 2020 in Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville, with Rev. Philip Chalfant, Presbyterian Minister, officiating. There will be no calling hours. Burial with committal services will be in Delaware Cemetery, Fredonia. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pink Angels c/o the Shenango Valley Foundation, 7 West State St., Suite 301, Sharon, PA 16146.



  1. Rose Rose
    August 5, 2020    

    Marcie, I am so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a friendly person who always had a smile on her face. Please know that I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  2. Maggie & Casey McMillen Maggie & Casey McMillen
    August 5, 2020    

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. “ Sitter “ will always have a special place in our hearts.

  3. Don & Carol Seidle Don & Carol Seidle
    August 5, 2020    

    Dick and family. It’s been awhile since we have seen you guys. We are so sorry and know we are thinking of all of you..

  4. Janet SeGall Janet SeGall
    August 7, 2020    

    I certainly enjoyed knowing Elaine from working with her and the Kennard Presbyterian Church congregation. She was a wonderful lady and I’m glad I had the chance to visit with her fairly recently. My sympathies, Dick and family.

  5. Roberta Slater Roberta Slater
    August 7, 2020    

    I was so sorry and sad to hear of Elaine’s passing. She was a good friend of mine and I will always treasure the memories of our times together. My sympathies to her family, whom she loved so very very much. May God give you peace and comfort in the coming days..

  6. Holly Messina Holly Messina
    August 7, 2020    

    I absolutely loved Elaine❤️Every time I would see her she always had that beautiful smile. She always made my day so much better! Many prayers for the family, you were truly blessed with such an amazing woman!

  7. Heidi Hause Heidi Hause
    August 8, 2020    

    Marcie. We have lost touch since high school but want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Kevin and Heidi (Harriger) Hause.

  8. Sherry Lesnett Sherry Lesnett
    August 8, 2020    

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family

  9. Anonymous Anonymous
    August 8, 2020    

    Tootie was such a loving lady. She always treated me as family. Again my condolences to your family.

  10. Sonny and Betty Gosnell Sonny and Betty Gosnell
    August 10, 2020    

    I was so shocked to read of your great loss. We don’t get the newspaper so was at a loss when we found out today. I will always carry Elaine in my memories along with all the good times we had with our craft groups crazy times together.

  11. Jane and Bruce Turcic Jane and Bruce Turcic
    August 11, 2020    

    Kim and Dan,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Losing your mother is so hard. You have our deepest sympathy.

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