Sara M. Batz, 92, of Jonestown passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.
Born in E. Hanover Twp. in the family home on January 25, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Daniel J. and Ida Mae (Gamble) Kreiser.
Throughout her life, she worked at Grimes, CF Manbeck, and Jonestown Elementary School as a crossing guard. Sara also worked in her earlier life as a part-time bartender. She attended Lebanon God’s Missionary Church. During her long-lived life, she enjoyed doing Jigsaw puzzles, cheating in cards, and always winning and watching her “boyfriend” Steve Harvey on TV. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and doing crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her sons Robert Batz, Thomas Batz, and Randy Batz; daughters Gloria Wanamaker, Darlene wife of Robert Whitman and Theresa Batz; thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren; brother Jonas Kreiser; sisters Mary Ann Schaeffer, Ida Kreiser, Helen Heck, and Ethel Lambert; several nieces.
She was preceded in death by 4 siblings.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lebanon God’s Missionary Church 2127 Hill Street, Lebanon. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Grand View Memorial Park, Annville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org