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Mary F. Sterner

July 20, 1923 ~ June 6, 2021 (age 97)

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Mary Catherine (Frock) Sterner, 97, of Spring Grove, PA, entered God’s eternal care, Sunday, June 6, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born July 20, 1923 in Hanover, PA, she was the daughter of the late Oscar E. and Lottie M. (Sholl) Frock.  Mary was the loving wife of the late Burnell C. Sterner with whom she shared 40 years of marriage until his passing June 7, 1983.

Mary was a member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Hanover, PA.   She volunteered at SpritTrust Lutheran for a few years, was a volunteer for 25 years at the Hanover Hospital, and for 30 years at Homewood, and sold AVON for 35 years

Mary attended schools in Hanover, moved to Taneytown, MD, and was a 1940 graduate of Taneytown High School.  She worked for 16 years at SKF in Hanover until her retirement in 1991.

Mary enjoyed spending time with family and friends. 

Mary is survived by her children, Richard Sterner and wife Doris, Nancy Muggio and husband Mikey, Phyllis Hilbert and husband Paul, Kathy Sterner and husband Terry, Larry Sterner and wife Bonnie, Michael Sterner, and Janice Kahler and husband David all of Spring Grove, PA and Joan Helwig and husband Birnie of Hanover, PA, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and step sisters-in-law, Betty Beamer and Myrtle Cline.  She was preceded in death by one grandson, Ricky Sterner, and her infant siblings, Mildred, Roy, and Gilbert whom she never met.

A funeral service to celebrate and remember Mary’s life will be held 11AM, Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA, with Rev. David Breedlove officiating.  Burial will be in York Road Cemetery, Hanover, PA.  As per Mary’s wishes there will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 205 Fulton 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 www.kenworthyfh.com.

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Funeral Service
June 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Kenworthy Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
269 Frederick Street
Hanover, PA 17331

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