Emma Jane Sanger

Emma Jane Sanger

MANCHESTER – Emma Jane (Snelbaker) Sanders Sanger, 90, of Manchester, passed away at 11:20 PM, Monday, June 15, 2020, Manor Care South in York. She was the wife of the late Carl L. Sanders and the late Elmer Sanger.

Emma Jane was born March 1, 1930, in Manchester and was the daughter of the late Luther and Mary (Biller) Snelbaker.

She was employed by the New York Wire Cloth in Mount Wolf, Excello in York and The Record Club of America in Manchester. She was a member of the Susquehanna Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary of York Haven and the Ambassador Bible Chapel in Manchester.

Emma Jane is survived by her daughters, Kathy “Susie” Grothey and her husband James of Seven Valleys and Kim Sabold of Manchester; her sons, Frederick Sanders and his wife Jessie of York Haven, Randy Sanders and his wife Connie of York and Mark Sanders and his wife Pam of York Haven; 5 step-children; 10 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren; her sisters, Mae Zeigler of Manchester, Mary Ellen Stump of York, Judy Ewell of York, Shirley Crone of Dover, Betty Emminger of York and Patti Renfrew of East Berlin; her brothers, Clarence Snelbaker of York, Luther Snelbaker of Manchester, Jay Snelbaker of Manchester, Larry Snelbaker of York and Wayne Snelbaker of Dover. Emma Jane was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Paul Sabold; two infant brothers, Jimmy and Ray and Harold Snelbaker and her sisters, Gerti O’Dell and Viola Kerrigan.

Her funeral service will begin at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 20, 2020, at The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 South Main Street, Mount Wolf. Viewing will be from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Saturday at the funeral home. For those unable to attend the service in person you may wish to join Emma Jane’s service by webcast at www.yourstreamlive.com/events/1541935 Burial will be in Manchester Union Cemetery. Officiating at her service will be Reverend Otto Mazzoni.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Alzheimers Association, 706 Rothsville Rd, #8504, Lititz, PA 17543 or Susquehanna Fire Company Ladies Auxilary, 100 South Front Street, York Haven, PA 17370

To share memories of Emma Jane please visit www.diehlfuneralhome.com

10 thoughts on “Emma Jane Sanger

  1. Kathy & Family,
    Accept my deepest condolescenses. Strength for days-months-years in future.
    Evelyn Trowbridge-Cone

  2. I sorely regret that I could not attend the services for Emma Jane, She was one of the finest students’ mothers I met in 35 years of teaching in the Northeastern School District. She always wore a smile and was just the easiest parent with which to talk about her children(Kim and Mark) and the next generation, grandchildren, as well. I shall miss her along with all of you.

    1. To my Favorite (6th grade) Teacher,
      Your thoughts for our family are much appreciated. Mom always enjoyed your chats, Thank heaven she had good kids
      She will be sorely missed, but we are Thankful for All the wonderful moments we’ve had her in our lives…She was truly Loved by all!
      Thanks again for your kind words!
      Take Care!
      Kim & Mark (Sanders) and the entire Family

  3. Sending love and prayers to the family. I loved caring for Emma Jane at the Haven. I did get to visit her once at MC. She was full of fun and laughter., and I will always remember her with fondness. It breaks my heart that such sweet people have to slip away into that other world of dementia….but I know now she is free to be herself again. She will always be one of my special ladies and I look forward to seeing her again in Heaven.

    1. Cheryl,
      Thank You…. Mom loved visiting with you…Thank you for caring and taking such good care of her, we were Blessed to have you as a Special caregiver to her!

      On behalf of our entire family, Thank You!!

    1. Uncle Sonny, She lived you too and always looked forward to your visits and tasks!
      Thank you!
      Love You!
      All Emma Jane’s Children

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