Welcome to the memorial page for

Mary Borgia Sponseller

February 7, 1921 ~ June 27, 2017 (age 96)

Mary B. Sponseller, 96, of Hanover, PA, entered God’s eternal care, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Homewood at Plum Creek Nursing Center.

Born February 7, 1921, in Centennial, PA, she was the daughter of the late Philip S. and Edith A. (Smith) Wagaman.    

Mary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hanover, PA., where she was a devoted volunteer with the Bingo and Holiday Bazars for many years.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Council of Catholic Women.

Mary retired from Doubleday in 1973 having worked for twenty years as a laborer.  She then worked at SKF for five years, retiring again in 1978.

Mary loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She liked quilting, and doing jig saw puzzles.

Mary is survived by her two children, Douglas N. Sponseller and his wife Linda M. of Hanover, PA, and Yvonne S. Markle and husband David L. of Hanover, PA; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sylvia Krichten of Hanover, PA.  She was preceded in death by one son, Donald C. Sponseller, one sister, Angela Wintrode, and seven brothers, Victor, Mello, Francis, Finian, Fred, Dominic, and Alfred Wagaman. 

A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate and remember Mary’s life will be held 12 PM, Monday, July 3, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5125 Grandview Road, Hanover, PA, with Monsignor James M. Lyons as celebrant.  Burial will be in Annunciation BVM Parish Cemetery.  A viewing and time to share memories with the family will be held from 10:00 AM -12:00 PM, Monday, July 3, 2017 at the church.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Michael Krichten, Rick Krichten, Fred Wagaman, Woodrow Wagaman, Jr., Peter Stringer and David S. Markle.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5125 Grandview Road, Hanover, PA 17331, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or The Visiting Nurse Association of Hanover and Spring Grove, 440 N. Madison Street, Hanover, PA 17331.

The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements.  Memories and condolences may be shared at

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund
5055 Grandview Road, Hanover PA 17331

VNA Hospice of Hanover and Spring Grove
440 N. Madison Street, Hanover PA 17331

 Service Information

July 3, 2017

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
5125 Grandview Road
Hanover, PA 17331

Funeral Mass
July 3, 2017

12:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
5125 Grandview Road
Hanover, PA 17331

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