NEW BERLIN — Jeanne Lorraine Sauers, 86, a lifelong resident of New Berlin and a resident of 312 Plum St. since 1966, went to be with the Lord and her husband at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at her home. She was born Jan. 27, 1924, in New Berlin, a daughter of the late John Marlyn and Josephine (Solomon) Spangler. On Aug. 2, 1947, at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Berlin, she married John W. Sauers, who preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1998. She was a 1941 graduate of Lewisburg High School and attended Bucknell University, Lewisburg. Jeanne was employed as a recruiting coordinator for 17 years in the career planning center at Bucknell. She was a lifetime member of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Berlin. She was past president of New Berlin American Legion Post 957 Auxiliary, Mifflinburg Order of Eastern Star, a life member of the New Berlin Heritage Association and the 20th Century Club of Mifflinburg. Jeanne enjoyed spending time at her cabin and with her grandchildren, by whom she was known as “Meme.” Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Joel S. and Sharon J. Sauers, of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Jameson L. and Tracy A. Sauers, of Mifflinburg; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John Marlyn and Nancy Spangler, of Milton, and Timothy and Carole Spangler, of New Berlin; three grandchildren and their spouses, Abby and Andrew Schnure, of Mifflinburg, Justin and Jennifer Sauers, of Leland, N.C., and Zachary Sauers, of Mifflinburg; and three great-grandchildren, Macie and Madden Schnure and Lyla Sauers. She was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Eaton. Family and friends are welcome to call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be conducted at 2 with the Rev. Andrew Fitch officiating. Burial will be in New Berlin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the Michael Hobbins Fund, c/o Mifflinburg Bank & Trust, 250 E. Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844, or Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 308 Market St., New Berlin, PA 17855.
Published on October 4, 2010