Gwendolyn M. Strausbaugh
04/25/1937 - 10/12/2015

Gwendolyn M. “Toots” Strausbaugh, 78, of Hanover, entered into God’s eternal care Monday, October 12, 2015 at her home with her family by her side. She was the wife of Dale C. Strausbaugh to whom she was married 59 years.  Born April 25, 1937 in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late John and Violet (Weaver) Sanders.  Toots was retired from Hanover Lantern and was a member of Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, McSherrystown. She enjoyed the outdoors, the annual weekends at the beach with the girls and just spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.  Surviving in addition to her husband are eight children; Deborah Noel and her husband Steven of Jamison, Diane Rohrbaugh and her companion John Little of Hanover, Donna Groft and her husband Rick of McSherrystown, Rick Strausbaugh and his wife Patti of Mt Joy, Carolyn Gilson and her husband Rich of Corona, CA, Gail Feltch and her husband Dwayne of Hanover, Joy Groft and her companion Chris Topper of Hanover, Neil Strausbaugh and his companion Jasmine Hornberger of Montgomery, 24 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, one sister; Joan O’Donnell of Hanover and one brother; Tom Sanders of Hendersonville, TN. She was preceded in death by 5 siblings; Gloria Trish, Rose Yingling, Theresa Hartlaub, Ken Sanders and Mary Sanders.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2015 at Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, McSherrystown with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends will be received Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown with prayers at 8 p.m.  Serving as pallbearers will be; Rick Groft, Ryan Rohrbaugh, Andy Noel, Eric Strausbaugh, Jacob Feltch, Joe Gilson, Owen Groft and Rhyle Strausbaugh.  Contributions in memory of Toots may be made to; American Cancer Society, 924 Colonial Ave, Suite N, York PA 17403 or Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

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Posted at:11/22/2015 1:01 am
Brenda Livelsberger -
So sorry for the loss of your mother, prayers for everyone in the family.

Posted at:10/20/2015 2:02 pm
Askew Family -
To the family-we send our condolences. During this difficult time, may the scriptures of Revelation 21:3,4 bring you comfort and hope. Our hearts go out to you. We hope the many expressions of love,concern, and support console you now and in the days ahead.

Posted at:10/16/2015 12:12 am
Jennifer Nivens -
My name is Jennifer Nivens. I am the Daughter of Wanda and Scott Nivens and Granddaughter of Rose and Jim Yingling. I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet and caring person and always so full of joy. I wish I could have spent more time with you and the rest of the family up in Pennsylvania. I don't have very many memories from there because I was so young when we did see everyone but Maybe one day I will get to reunite with this part of my family. Meanwhile I will be praying for you and your family!!! Please contact me if you need help with anything or just even to talk! you can email me at

Posted at:10/15/2015 1:01 pm
Sue Flaherty Myers -
Deb, Steve and the Strausbaugh family, I am very sorry to hear of your mother's death. May God bless you and place you in the palm of His hand....Memories and love of family and friends will ease this transition. Love and prayers, Sue Myers

Posted at:10/14/2015 10:10 pm
Brenda mallette -
uncle Dale, Deb,Diane,Donna,Rick,Carolyn, Gayle,Joy ,Neil, I want to say how very ,very sorry about Aunt Toots,I loved her very much!l I'll cherish all the times together when yous lived in the country! I loved your moms laugh ,smile ,kindness, caring ,sweet ways she reminded me so much of Mom, Again so sorry ,I'm here for you all Love Brenda

Posted at:10/14/2015 2:02 pm
South Hanover Lanes -
God's blessings and prayers to all of the family. We met Toots when we bought South Hanover Lanes and oh what a joy. Thanks for all the laughs.....lost keys ....lost Lumpy(so glad he was found)...missed spares.. Broken lane 16(must be Randy's fault). You will surely be missed ... Bowl lots of strikes sweet angel Love Debby and Randy Seibert

Posted at:10/14/2015 8:08 am
Anne Quinn MD -
To Dale and all of the family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. She was a lovely person and I will remember her always. Dr. Annie Quinn

Posted at:10/13/2015 1:01 pm
Jill Neiderer -
My sincere condolences to the whole family! I am very sorry for your loss!

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