Mabel H. Sauder, 61, co-owner of Ken’s Educational Joys, Martindale Mennonite member

By on August 24, 2016

Mabel H. Sauder, 61, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Fairmount Homes, after a seven-year courageous fight with cancer.

She was born in Clay Township to Katie (Horning) Hoover, of Ephrata, and the late Aaron W. Hoover. She was the wife of Kenneth M. Sauder of Ephrata.

Mabel was a member of the Martindale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. She was a homemaker and part owner, with her husband, of Ken’s Educational Joys.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by five brothers: Melvin H., husband of Martha (Rieff) Hoover, of Leola; John H., husband of Ruth Ann (Garman) Hoover, of Marietta; Marvin H., husband of Anna Mary (Brubaker) Hoover, of Womelsdorf; Moses H., husband of Arlene (Nolt) Hoover, of Myerstown; Aaron H., husband of Edna (Oberholtzer) Hoover, of Bethel; 42 nieces and nephews; 160 great-nieces and nephews; an extended family: Mr. and Mrs. Weaver Fox; Randall, husband of Marilyn (Brubaker) Fox; Julie (Fox), wife of Nevin Brubaker; Lanita (Fox), wife of Lydell Zimmerman; Jessica (Fox), wife of Terrill Zimmerman; Kristina (Fox), wife of Matthew Hursh.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister: Ella Mae H. Hoover.

Services were held Aug. 23 at Martindale Mennonite (Frame) Church, Ephrata, with Bishops Amos G. Martin and Paul Martin; and ministers Paul Hurst Jr. and Amos K. Martin officiating. Interment took place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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