She was born Sept. 29, 1940, in Williamsport a daughter of Harold and Clara Hackling Houseknecht.
Janet was a 1958 graduate of Montoursville High School, and owned and operated Bittner’s General Store in Trout Run.
She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Mountain Laurel Decorative Painters and the Trout Run United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed family, traveling, painting, her home in Florida, and loved gardening, flowers and birds.
In addition to her parents, she was predecesed by her husband of 51 years, George E. Bittner; and brothers, Harold, Alvin and Chester Houseknecht.
The funeral service was held. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at the Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville, with the Rev. Mark D. Brumbach officiating.
Interment followed in the Trout Run Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions be made to Camp Susque, 47 Camp Susque Road, Trout Run, PA 17771, for future campers.