Memorial expenses for Jackie Stackhouse
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP "” Five people were found dead Saturday in a cabin near Montgomery.
State police said their deaths appear to be a case of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The bodies of Nathan Reece, 30, of Muncy and Jacqueline Stackhouse, 23, of New Columbia were found inside.
The Lycoming County Coroner identified the three children as Nariah Hawkins, 8; Cadee Hawkins, 4; and Austin Cousins, 3.
A friend was the one who discovered the bodies.
Authorities determined there was a propane heater inside the cabin that was not ventilated properly.
As the news spread, people in the community were shocked.
"This is horrible and devastating and I wish I could help in some way," said Marguerite Campbell.
The fire chief in Washington Township said he was on the scene when the five bodies were discovered.
He wants to let people know how to use propane tanks properly to prevent another tragedy.
"If you're going to use one, make sure it's in a ventilated room. Crack a window or something," said Chief Brett Ulrich.
Ulrich said the volunteer fire department spoke with stress management when they returned to the station.
He said it's the first time the company had to deal with this kind of loss, and it was heartbreaking.
"It really hit home. It's just terrible and it really hit home, " Ulrich said.
The deaths are not believed to be suspicious but authorities are still investigating.
The coroner is expected to release an exact cause of death on Sunday.
Born March 1, 1991 in Danville, she was a daughter of Charles W. Stackhouse and Pauline R. Charles Anderson.
Jackie was a very determined and outspoken individual. She enjoyed working on cars, attending car shows, camping and the outdoors.
Surviving are her father, Charles W. (Jennifer) Stackhouse of Montgomery; her mother, Pauline R. (John) Anderson of Harrisburg; three brothers, Tyler Stackhouse of Williamsport, Devin Stackhouse and Prestin Stackhouse, both of Montgomery; maternal grandparents, George (Sharon) Charles of Unityville; and her fiancé, Benjamin W. Pfleegor of New Columbia.
Jackie was joined in death by her son, Austin W. Cousins; and her paternal grandparents, Walter and Lois Stackhouse, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville with Rev. James R. Pentz and Rev. John Wesley Anderson Jr., co-officiating. Burial will follow in Waller Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, PA 17737, to help defray the expenses.
We went and got Jackie's Cemetery Plot tonight.We did get 2 plots in case Will would ever like to bury Austin's ashes next to his mom.
Tomorrow we are to go back to McCarty Thomas and TRY to plan the services AGAIN. At this time it sounds like it is going to be on Monday...
Thank you to everyone for all your support. If it wasn't for your help I don't know if she would have been able to go to the cemetery we wanted. So thank all so very much.
Loss of a family member and good friend is never an easy thing to go through, may you rest in peace Jackie Stackhouse and Austin, you touch so many lives in the short time you were with us, may you fly on the wings of an angel.....
So sorry for your loss! Jackie was a fun-loving person and had an awesome personality. She will be missed by many as will Austin. RIP Jackie and Austin. Please if anyone could please let me and my husband know when and where the services will be. Again our condolences to the families. God has two beautiful and wonderful angels now by his side. Becca & Bill Rishel
Jackie was a great friend of mine she will be sadly missed and little Austin as well they were both so full of love and laughter we will always love you Jackie and Austin may you rest now with the angels and watch down on us all with love val and kat
I would like to thank everyone who is/has donated for Jackie's services. It means so much for all of your support and love that you had for both Jackie and Austin.