Sandra Joyce Howles, 86, of Venango passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at UPMC Hamot. Sandy was born on November 1, 1937, in Meadville, daughter of the late Melvin and Frieda Guttridge. She graduated from Cambridge Springs High School with the class of 1955, and on December 7, 1957, she married Arlin C. Howles. Sandy drove school buses for Brown and Smith for many years and enjoyed needlepoint, reading, solving crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

      She was preceded in death by daughter Valerie Houk on February 14, 2015.

     Survivors include husband Arlin Howles of Venango, son Arlin Howles, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Paradise Valley, CA, son Stanley Howles and his wife Theresa of Saegertown, son Curtis Howles and his wife Donna of Saegertown, son Troy Howles of Venango, grandchildren: Tristan and Aaron Howles, Jessica Rossey and her husband Jake, Andrew Howles and his wife Mimi, Ashley Sherretts and her husband Justin, Reese Gray, Vincent Houk, Liam, Calvin, and step granddaughter Kelsey, seven  great grandchildren, sister Bonnie Lewandowski, brother Roger Guttridge, and son-in-law Terry Houk.

    Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home, Cambridge Springs on Friday November 24, from 1 to 5 pm and on Saturday from 11 am until time of funeral service at 12 pm with the Reverend Delroy Simpson officiating.  Committal and interment will follow at Venango Cemetery.