Rebecca Sue "Becky Sue" VanHouten, age 75, of Westerville, died on Wednesday evening, November 10, 2021, at Mount Carmel St. Ann's following several months of health troubles. Becky was born in Delaware, Ohio, on May 1, 1946, the daughter of the late Vesta Gayle Tennant and Vaughn Tennant. She graduated from Mt. Gilead High school in the class of 1964. Becky worked as a Nurse's Aid at Westerville Manor Care for over 30 years. On June 6, 1964, Becky married her loving husband of over 57 years, Terry A. VanHouten. Together they loved traveling to new places around the world. The family confidant, her children and grandchildren would turn to Becky for emotional support, never worrying about her passing judgement. She shared a special relationship with her children and grandchildren, being deeply involved in all of their lives. No matter the circumstance, Becky took everything with "a grain of salt," finding humor in all of life's quirks. She was a member of Westerville Church of Messiah. Becky will be missed by her husband Terry VanHouten, her three sons, Ron VanHouten of Westerville, Mark VanHouten of Kettering, and Mathew (Dara) VanHouten of Sunbury; four grandchildren, Brittany VanHouten, Samantha VanHouten, Andrew VanHouten and Alex VanHouten; two great-grandchildren, Madelyn VanHouten and Lilian Warner, one sister Pam (Roger) Linder.
The family will greet friends on Monday November 15 at 10 a.m. at Hill Funeral Home, 220 S State St, Westerville, OH 43081 where funeral service will be held shortly after at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Blendon Central Cemetery, 6330 S Hempstead Rd, Westerville, OH 43081. If desired memorial contributions can be made to the Church of Messiah 51 N State St, Westerville, OH 43081.