Clara Hauser

Clara (Ulmer) Hauser, 85, passed quietly into her Savior’s presence on Oct. 31, 2013.

She was born on June 11, 1928, to Watson and Mary Alice (Getz) Ulmer on the family homestead farm in Anthony Township near Williamsport. Her entire life was one of loving service to her family, church and community.

On July 6, 1949, she married Darris (“Doc”) Hauser and became a devoted pastor’s wife in Hunt’s Corners, N.Y., and 43 years in Towanda at the Independent Baptist Church.

She loved to knit, crochet, embroider, sew, cook and entertain. Many brides, newborns and numerous others have been the recipients of her loving talent. The correspondence needs of many missionaries were cared for because of her dependable efforts in preparing and mailing their letters. She served for almost 50 years as treasurer of the Ladies Missionary Fellowship and at least 40 years as a Sunday school teacher. The Towanda chapter of the American Red Cross saw faithful years of volunteering with blood drives and the military hot line. Through her involvement with the Towanda Women’s club, she showed her love for her community.

She was predeceased by her husband, Darris Metzger Hauser, in 2003; her daughter-in-law, Cynthia Fink Hauser in 2013; and an infant grandson in 1977; as well as all of her siblings, Paul, Glenn, Dale, Leon, Kathryn, and Carl.

She is survived by her three sons, Kevin, Leland (Rebecca), Donn (Lynnette); seven grandchildren, Michael (Jasmine), Amanda (Sean), Elizabeth (Joshua), Darren, Rachel, Scott (Rachel), Stacey and five great-grandchildren, Brendan, Adara, Genevieve, Abigail, Evangeline. She also loved her extended family dearly.

The funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry St., Towanda, officiated by her son, Rev. Donn Hauser. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, and also on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Independent Baptist Church.

The family requests that contributions be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Clara’s memory. Memories and condolences may be expressed and shared by visiting