Sara Lorene Herman Crossley, 91, of Danville,
PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Grandview Health
Homes, Inc., Danville PA. She was born April 20, 1928, in Danville PA the
daughter of the of late Morgan John and Margaret Kashner Herman.
Her family began
the Herman Dairy Farm in Mahoning Township which was well known for horse
and buggy milk delivery for many years. Sara rode along on the back of the
buggy before being dropped off at school where she often reminisced about
knowing each and every neighbor along the milk route.
She was married for 69 years to the love of her
life, the late Elijah Grant Crossley who preceded her in death November 29,
2016. They were married December 31, 1947.
Sara was a devoted homemaker for most of her
life. She worked at Bloomsburg Carpet Industries in Bloomsburg for several
years, from where she retired in 1991.
She was a member of St. Paul’s “Straub’s”
Lutheran Church in Danville PA.
Sara’s life was centered around her home and
her family. Her passion in life was spending time with her children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom she adored. She also
enjoyed cooking, baking and canning. Sara taught her children the values of
a simple life which included local carnivals and fairs and many car rides
throughout Pennsylvania which resulted in memorable impromptu picnics. Her
family continues these traditions to this day.
Sara is survived by children; Louise Nogle and
her husband John of Danville; Margaret “Peg” Garman and her husband Richard
of Danville; Wallace Crossley and his wife Dani of Bloomsburg; Susan “Kathy”
Hendricks and her husband Daryl of Shoemakersville, PA, Carol Kneezle and
her husband Orville of Berwick and David Crossley and his wife Linda of
Danville. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by one brother, Thomas and his wife Lois Herman of
Danville PA as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Sara was preceded in death by two brothers;
John Herman and James Herman and four sisters; Ruth Krum, Anna Phillips,
Mildred Hawk and Mary Cooke.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a
Celebration of Sara’s Life to be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM
at St. Paul’s “Straub’s” Lutheran Church 639 Frosty Valley Road Danville PA
with Pastor Joel Zeiders officiating. Friends will be received Friday
evening from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the church and on Saturday from 10:00 AM
until 10:45 AM. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial
Contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Straub’s Lutheran Church or the
Alzheimer’s Association 57 North Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre PA
Arrangements are under the direction of the
Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 W Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.