Margaret W. Sensenig, 91, homemaker, mother of 10, ECOB member, made delicious chow-chow

By on August 24, 2016

Margaret W. Sensenig, 91, of Leola, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday morning, Aug. 21, 2016, at Manor Care in Elizabethtown.

Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late Alvin R. and Susan S. Wenger Heisey. She is the last of a family of 11 children.

A homemaker, Mrs. Sensenig was a member of Conestoga Church of the Brethren in Leola, and a former member of Ephrata Church of the Brethren, where she had been a member for many years.

Her family and friends will miss her delicious homemade chow-chow and her healthy laugh, among other lasting memories.

She is survived by 10 children: Jay R., husband of Linda Sensenig, of Marietta; Joyce D. Ellis of Midlothian, Va.; Carolyn D., wife of Raymond Shirk, of New Holland; Vicki G. Sensenig of Tucumcari, N.M.: Cassandra J., wife of Ronald Sload; Jeffrey L., husband of Barbara, of Lancaster; Jason R., husband of Karen Sensenig, of Lancaster; Joel M., husband of Penny Sensenig, of Landisville; Jerome D., husband of Donna Sensenig, of Lancaster; and James Brian, husband of Michelle Sensenig, of Orlando, Fla.; two foster children; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a number of foster great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.

A memorial service will be held Friday morning, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m., at Conestoga Church of the Brethren, 141 E. Main St., Leola. There will be no public viewing. Private interment will be in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery, Manheim. The family will receive guests at a reception at the church immediately following the service.

Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to Conestoga Church of the Brethren, 141 E. Main St., Leola, PA 17540.

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Spence Funeral Services, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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