Betty Grace Sanker, 85, of Oberlin, died Saturday, September 29, 2007 at Center Ridge Health Care Center in N. Ridgeville. She was born on August 16, 1922 in Morrisdale, PA. Mrs. Sanker retired in April of 1999 from the Elyria Memorial Hospital in Elyria after 21 years of service.
She had also worked for the Presbyterian Home in Phillipsburg. She attended the Church of the Open Door in Elyria and formerly attended the Centre Hill Methodist Church in Morrisdale.
She is survived by sons, Gorman Clark (Noreen) Sanker, Sheffield Lake, Rodger Merle (Sharon) Sanker, Strongsville; daughter, Barbara June (Ronald) Sanker Stiner, Oberlin; nine grandchildren, Timothy M. (Barbara) Stiner, Litchfield, Cynthia M. (Leonard) Oehlke, Elyria, Dennis R (Katherine) Stiner, LaGrange, Christine L. (Dale) Miller, Elyria, Kenneth J. (Kelly) Stiner, LaGrange, Kevin (Jill) Sanker, New Bethlehem, PA, Kimberly (Christopher) Snow, Elyria, Carrie (Scott) Hulec, Elyria, and Jennifer Hawley, N. Olmsted; one step-granddaughter, Joan Singleton, Tampa, FL; 22 great-grandchildren; a brother, Doyle (Barbara Ann) Hummel, Winburn, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Walton Sanker in July of 1947; parents, Clark and Carrie (Turner) Hummel; grandson Bryan E. Sanker; brothers, Chester, Foster, Blair and Merlin Hummel; sisters, Ruth Hummel Williams and Ethel Hummel Bock.
Friends will be received at the Kevin Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield on Tuesday from 4 to 8 P.M. and on Wednesday from 10 to 11 A.M. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 A.M. with Mr. Kenneth J. Leonard officiating.
Interment will follow in the Centre Hill Cemetery, Morrisdale. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of one's choice. On-line memory tributes may be made at www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.