Irene S. Sauder 67, Shady Maple manager, enjoyed travel, spending time with family

By on March 26, 2014

Irene S. Sauder, 67, of Ephrata, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 22, 2014, at Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in New Holland to the late David and Esther (Stoltzfus) Musselman. Irene was the wife of Ken Sauder, with whom she shared 46 years of marriage.

Irene was a member of EphrataUnitedZionChurch, Ephrata. She loved spending time with her family and doting on her grandchildren. She enjoyed doing puzzles, going to the mountains and trips to the beach with the girls. Irene worked as a manager for Shady Maple Smorgasbord.

In addition to her husband and parents, Irene is survived by two daughters: Linda, wife of Steve Ludwig of Denver, and Lisa Means of Ephrata; two grandchildren: Craig Means, fiancé of Kelsey Martin, and Miranda Means; four brothers: Raymond, Harold, John and David Jr. Musselman; four sisters: Dolores and Patricia Musselman, Alice Reiff and Phyllis Newswanger.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Amos.

Funeral services will be held on at 11 am, Thursday, March 27, at the EphrataUnitedZionChurch, 408 East Fulton Street, Ephrata, with Pastor Jay Showalter officiating. Interment will take place in the HahnstownUnitedZionCemetery.

Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Irene’s memory may be made to EphrataUnitedZionChurch, 408 East Fulton Street, Ephrata, PA17522.

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

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