Harriet E. Kustanbauter, 97, of Bellefonte, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Centre Crest Nursing Home in Bellefonte. Born on January 1, 1921, in Snow Shoe, PA she was the daughter of the late Robert and Martha (Aikey) Thompson. She married James H. Kustanbauter, who preceded her in death in May of 2000.
Harriet was a graduate of Bellefonte High School. She was formerly employed at Titan Metal and was a homemaker. Harriet was an 85-year member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bellefonte and served as Sunday school superintendent for many years. She was also a long-time member of the Win One Class at Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross for over 25 years. Harriet loved greeting people at Centre Crest and was past resident of the month and was 2018 queen of hearts.
Harriet is survived by her son, James Daniel Kustanbauter and his wife Bonnie of Bellefonte, and one brother, Richard Thompson, and his wife Gloria, of Bellefonte.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Burris and one brother, Robert Thompson.
There will be a public viewing held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 10-11am at Trinity United Methodist Church at 128 W. Howard Street, Bellefonte. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11am at the church with Pastor Christopher Passante officiating.
Burial will be held at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Bellefonte.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to Centre Crest Nursing Home for the
exceptional care and compassion they showed Harriet during her stay.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Harriet’s memory may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church at 128 W. Howard Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823 and Centre Crest Auxiliary at 502 E. Howard Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823.