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Mary Sponaugle

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 1924 – Feb 7, 2018


August 20, 1924
February 7, 2018
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania


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Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home Obituary

Mary Elizabeth Fray Sponaugle, 93, Clarks Summit, died Wednesday, February 7th.


Mary was born August 20, 1924 in Scranton, Pennsylvania to Isabel and Willard Fray, the eldest of three children. She attended Traphagen School of Design in New York City where she majored in fashion design, and she made a career as a professional dressmaker and seamstress. While working in Washington, DC, she met her husband, Isaac Sponaugle, and they were married in Clarks Summit on Aug. 27th, 1949. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, where she served as leader of a Women’s Circle. She enjoyed working in her gardens, painting and sewing.  Her daughters had the best-dressed dolls in their neighborhood.

Surviving are three daughters, Diane Carroll, Longmont, Colorado, Elizabeth, and husband Roger Bennett, Newton,  Holly, and husband John Doenges, Dalton; three grandchildren, Jessica (Mike) Thompson, Laurie Bennett, and Ike Bennett, and great grandchildren, Clyde Thompson, Margot Thompson, and Lyla Bennett; and her foreign exchange daughter, Grace Villaman, of the Dominican Republic.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Jay Sponaugle, a grandson, Raymond Richard Bennett, and a granddaughter, Sarah Isabel McInroy.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Willowbrook and VNA Hospice for their kindness and care. Also, thank you to the First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit, and particularly to Sarah Ann Hosier.

A memorial service will be held in April at the First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit, details to be announced at a later date.

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.  

Arrangements entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Clarks Summit.  To leave an online condolence, visit the funeral home website.

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Diane, Beth & Holly,
Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your families for the loss of your dear mother.

Heartfelt condolences to the Sponaugle family for their recent loss. May your cherished memories of Mary bring gifts of peace, comfort and a smile in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy...

Very sad to hear of your loss. Mary was a kind and thoughtful lady.
My condolences to all the family.

So sad for your loss. Aunt Mary was a real special person,I have fond memories of her and uncle Ike.