Arlene M. (Unangst) Hower, 84, formerly of Greenwich Township, died Aug. 22, 2008 in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township, where she resided since 2004.She was the widow of John W. Hower who died in 1979. Born March 24, 1924 in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, she was a daughter of the late George W. and Mary Ellen (Frayser) Unangst.
She worked in the production department at Knoll International, East Greenville for 15 years until her retirement in 1985. She also worked at the former Fashion Prints, Fullerton.
Survivors include her daughters: Margaret M. (Kemmerer), wife of Ernest F. Bonser, Jr., Bethlehem; Joanne E. (Kemmerer), wife of Thomas W. Heppe, Tampa, Fla.; Rebecca K. (Hower), wife of Roy Schock, Solo, MO; and Karen S. (Hower), wife of Michael R. Heiter, Kempton; and her sons: Dale L. Kemmerer, Coplay; Terry G. Kemmerer, New Tripoli; and Richard C. Hower, Kutztown.
There is also a step-daughter, Clara (Hower), wife of Robert Shakespeare, Boyertown, and a brother, Lester J. Unangst, Willitts, California.
In addition there are 31 grandchildren, 25 great-grand-children, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, James W. Hower who died in 1998; grandsons Michael L. Kemmerer who died in 1987 and Thomas J. Heiter who died in 2006; and three sisters and seven brothers.
Services were held on Aug. 27, 2008 at Ludwick Funeral Home, 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bethlehem.