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Ella May Sauers

  • "Kurt, so sorry for your lost. Your mom was one of the..."
  • "Kathy and Karen, Sorry for your loss. I remember your Mom..."
    - Jane Strevig- Klingenberg
  • "Kurt, Karen and Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of..."
    - Lura Stickles-McCormick
  • "Sorry to hear of your loss."
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    - Erik Bunty

HAMPSTEAD, MD Ella May Mary Sauers, 78, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born January 6, 1936, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late James Thomas Ritter and Stella Ford Ritter. She was the wife of Arthur Louis "Otts" Sauers, her husband of 58 years. She was a member of Greenmount United Methodist Church and a home maker. Years ago, she had worked at the Baltimore County Court House, Towson, in the licensing department, drove a school bus for Carroll County, and was in charge of the Domestics Department for Nichols Department Store in Hanover, Pa. In her spare time, she enjoyed camping, coaching softball, volunteering as 4H leader, and especially spending time with her family. Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, Kent Sauers and wife Dana, Kathy Spence, Karen Shuff and husband Daniel, and Kurt Sauers and wife Kimberly; her nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A., 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester, Md., where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Dr. Melissa Rudolph officiating. Interment will be in Greenmount United Methodist Church Cemetery, Greenmount. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ella's memory to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter, 2219 York Road, Suite 302, Timonium, MD 21093. Online condolences may be offered at
Published in Evening Sun on June 19, 2014