Corinne (Woodward) Sanker

Born: Fri., Apr. 15, 1921
Died: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Thu., Feb. 22, 2018

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Corinne “Connie” Bartholomew Sanker of  Mercer, PA, died peacefully on  February 19th, 2018, at home surrounded by her family after a short illness.  She was 96.
Connie was born April 15, 1921, in Waynesboro, PA, to Charles and Ethel (Gift)
Woodward.  She moved to Mercer, PA, after marrying Samuel W. (Jack) Bartholomew
on July 27, 1937. They met while he was in the Civil Conservation Corps (CCC) in
Waynesboro.  After relocating to the Mercer area, she became a hardworking farm wife
while raising a family.
Connie was a 50+ year member of Unity Presbyterian Church, Mercer, PA.  
In her younger years, Connie enjoyed camping, traveling and making crafts that
are treasured by her family.  She wintered in Florida for 19 years. She was a loving
and caring mother and grandmother and enjoyed many activities with her family.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Evelyn Golubic and
Doris Bruner.   Her first husband, Samuel W.  (Jack) Bartholomew, died on May 27,
1982, and their infant daughter, Joan Marie, died November 21, 1941.  Her second
husband, Henry A. Sanker, whom she married November 19, 1991, died on April 28,
She is survived by her five sons: Robert E. (Joanne) Bartholomew , Venice, FL;  
Charles H. (Pat) Bartholomew, Mercer. PA; Samuel  L. (Sandra) Bartholomew,
Punta Gorda, FL; Timothy W. (Diana) Bartholomew,  Mercer; Jeffery A. (Sarah)
Bartholomew, Goleta, CA;  a stepdaughter,  Beverly Bohach (Mrs. Paul) and
stepson, Henry F. Sanker.  
She leaves also, twelve grandchildren, Dr. Cynthia Bartholomew, Charlotte, NC;
Vicki (James) Houston,  Charleston, SC; Douglas (Anna) Bartholomew, Hartville, OH;
Joseph (Lori) Bartholomew, Fredricksburg, VA; Oliver (Karen) Bartholomew, Etters, PA;
Adam Bartholomew, Mercer, PA; Jennifer (Christian) Elliott, Orlando, FL; Jeffrey
Bartholomew,  Gainesville, FL; Kristy (Jeff) McNeish. New Wilmington, PA; Scott
(Jamie) Bartholomew, Mercer, Jacob Bartholomew and Alec Bartholomew, Goleta, CA;
two step-grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Connie earned her GED and her Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate (LPN) in 1970
from the  Mercer County Vo Tech, now Mercer County Career Center, Mercer, PA.
She worked for many years as an LPN at the former Mercer County Home, now known
as Avalon Springs, Mercer, and also as a private duty LPN in the Mercer area. Prior to
that she worked as a waitress at Ward's Soda Shop, Hickory, PA.  
Connie had a long history of giving to family, friends and neighbors without expecting
anything in return.  She will be deeply missed for her loving patience and caring nature.

Friends may call Wednesday February 21st, 2018 from 4 pm to 7 pm at SHERMAN Funeral Home, 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.
Friends are welcome to gather at Unity Presbyterian Church 1871 Mercer West Middlesex Rd, Mercer, PA 16137 Thursday February 22nd, 2018 from 10:30 am to the time of funeral services at 11:30 am.
Burial will take place in Americas Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to Unity Presbyterian Church or Sharon Regional Hospice and Palliative Care, in memory of Connie
Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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Cynthia Bartholomew
   Posted Wed February 21, 2018
I cherish many fond and wonderful memories of my grandmother. Her loss and absence is greatly felt, and she is sorely missed by all who love her.

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