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“Bob and Family...sorry to learn of the loss of your Mother. May she rest in peace. God Bless! ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Bob Arnold - Foley, AL

“I have very fond memories of our families' times together during our 4-H years. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Becky Yoder Haddad - Aurora, CO

“Louise was such a pleasant beautiful woman. Jan I am so sorry for you loss, it was a pleasure taking care of her. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Michelle Adwell - Fowler, IN

“Miss you mom! ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Jan Overton - West Lafayette, IN


Louise Reinohl Outhouse, 100 years of age, passed away at Westminster Village on Feb 6, 2014. She was born April 10, 1913 in Washington , DC to Edna Gottwals Reinohl and William Parker Reinohl.

Louise was a 1934 graduate of the University of Maryland and the top student in the College of Home Economics earning a B.S. degree in clothing and textiles. She was a Phi Kappa Phi honorary and a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.

She was married to James Burton Outhouse for 60 years, and together they had three children. In 1952, Dr. Jim joined the Animal Science faculty at Purdue and they moved to a small farm on Duncan Road just outside Lafayette, IN, where they raised purebred sheep.

Louise was a homemaker, a caring and inspirational mother, and loving grandmother. She was actively involved in the life of her family, from 4-H projects to Girl Scouts to hosting extended family gatherings. She was an active faculty wife with the Purdue Women's Club and volunteered many years for the Wabash Valley Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed hosting many international Ag students who came to Purdue and carried their friendships through the years, especially with those from Scotland and England.

She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church for 62 years where she served as a Deacon and sang in the choir for 59 years. She enjoyed sewing and was very creative with her church circle. Louise loved to read, enjoyed her music, flowers and was an interesting conversationalist.

Louise and Jim loved to travel throughout the US, and starting in 1966 they took many trips overseas. Their travels took them to Scotland and the British Isles including a 1 year sabbatical in Edinburgh. Their adventures included traveling through Europe, into China, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Wm Parker Reinohl Jr; and her husband Jim, who died in 2000. She is survived by her sons Bob Outhouse of St Petersburg, FL and David Outhouse (Donna) of Richardson, TX and daughter Jan Overton (Ron) of West Lafayette, grandchildren: Angie Crowe (Jerry) of Otterbein, Chris Pitts of St. Petersburg, FL , Beth Hessong (Leon) of Frankfort, IN, Rob Outhouse (Kim) of Lafayette, Jennifer Oden (Mike) of Lafayette, Doug Overton of Peru, NY, Emily Overton of Coeur d'Alene, ID, and Dr. Karma Hudson (Scott) of Euless, TX, plus 15 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren, and a brother-in-law, Donald Outhouse of Canandaigua, NY.

A memorial service will be held at Central Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 with Rev. Dr. William Smutz officiating. The family will receive friends in the Fitch Parlor following the memorial service. Burial will be in Canandaigua, NY in June. Louise requested any memorial gifts be given to her beloved Central Presbyterian Church Choir. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com