Sara Lorene Herman Crossley
Sara Lorene Herman Crossley, 91, of Danville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Grandview Health Homes Inc., Danville.
She was born April 20, 1928, in Danville, a daughter of the of late Morgan John and Margaret (Kashner) Herman.

Her family began the Herman Dairy Farm in Mahoning Township which was well known for horse and buggy milk delivery for many years. Sara rode along on the back of the buggy before being dropped off at school where she often reminisced about knowing each and every neighbor along the milk route.

She was married for 69 years to the love of her life, the late Elijah Grant Crossley who preceded her in death Nov. 29, 2016. They were married Dec. 31, 1947.

Sara was a devoted homemaker for most of her life. She worked at Bloomsburg Carpet Industries in Bloomsburg for several years, from where she retired in 1991.
She was a member of St. Paul's "Straub's" Lutheran Church in Danville.
Sara's life was centered around her home and her family. Her passion in life was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom she adored. She also enjoyed cooking, baking and canning. Sara taught her children the values of a simple life which included local carnivals and fairs and many car rides throughout Pennsylvania which resulted in memorable impromptu picnics. Her family continues these traditions to this day.

Sara is survived by children, Louise Nogle and her husband John of Danville; Margaret "Peg" Garman and her husband Richard of Danville; Wallace Crossley and his wife Dani of Bloomsburg; Susan "Kathy" Hendricks and her husband Daryl of Shoemakersville, Carol Kneezle and her husband Orville of Berwick and David Crossley and his wife Linda of Danville; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Lois Herman of Danville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sara was preceded in death by two brothers, John and James Herman; and four sisters, Ruth Krum, Anna Phillips, Mildred Hawk and Mary Cooke.

Relatives and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, July 27, followed by a celebration of Sara's life at 11, at St. Paul's "Straub's" Lutheran Church, 639 Frosty Valley Road, Danville, with Pastor Joel Zeiders officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Straub's Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer's Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1309.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home Inc., 42 W. Mahoning St., Danville.
Published on July 22, 2019


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