Louisette M. Munther
July 28, 1920 ‒ February 18, 2017
LEXINGTON: Louisette Munther, 96, went to be with the Lord Jesus February 18, 2017.
Louisette Lahad Abi-Nader Munther was born July 28, 1920 in Lebanon. She married the late Saïd Munther in 1946. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage until Saïd’s passing in November 2004. They had two sons, Antoine and the late Salah (1949-2005).
Louisette and her husband lived in Lebanon for 65 years until they immigrated to the United States in 1985, eventually becoming citizens. In the U.S. they lived in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and then finally in Ohio. Growing up speaking Arabic and French, she taught herself English late in life, as she always valued continual learning and education. She also learned to drive a car in her 60’s. She had a gift for serving others, providing guidance to her community, cooking with love, and creating fine needlework pieces. She could simply see a dress once, and then go on to make her own pattern and reproduce it. She was fiercely devoted to her family, full of energy and compassion. As a habit she woke early to make sure the evening meal was completed before anybody was up, so she could dedicate her time to others. She loved children and they loved her as she told her animated stories. Louisette strove for excellence in everything she did. She couldn’t remember not knowing Jesus and living in a way to please Him.
Louisette is preceded in death by her parents, her older brother and two younger sisters. She is survived by two younger sisters Marie Mounzer and Sis. Denise Lahad (both of Lebanon), her son and daughter-in-law, Antoine and Barbara Munther, daughter-in-law Roxana Elhelou Munther (Lebanon), eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren, who now treasure her legacy.
Her family will receive friends Saturday February 25, 2017 from 10 am – 11 am at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 11 am. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Richland Pregnancy Services may be made through the funeral home.
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