2012-05-03 / Obituaries

Sandy B. Rouzer Big Cove Tannery, 64

Sandy B. Rouzer, 64, Big Cove Tannery, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg.

She was born in Big Cove Tannery, June 4, 1947, the daughter of the late King W. and Edna V. (Williams) Mellott. She was the wife of Gary A. Rouzer whom she married on June 21, 1997.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons Dion (husband of Karen) Miller of Princeville, Ill.; Dane (husband of Jo) Miller of Needmore; Danny (husband of Michelle) Miller of Big Cove Tannery; Doug (husband of Marsha) Miller of Chambersburg; step-daughter Melissa of Minnesota; step-sons Chris of Warfordsburg; Derrick of Minnesota, Darren of Minnesota; sister Sharleen (wife of Reuben) Brady of Big Cove Tannery; brother Rodney (husband of Cheryl) Mellott of Big Cove Tannery; grandchildren Cole, Jessie, Jake, Breanna, Noah, Kylee, Connor and Colby Miller and one due in May; step-grandchildren Dylan, Aurora and Adala.

She was preceded in death by daughter-in-law Jennifer Miller.

She was a lifelong member of Laurel Ridge Christian Church, Big Cove Tannery, where she played the piano since the age of 11 and numerous Christmas programs were created and directed by her.

She worked as a seamstress to raise her boys. When they were grown, God gave her Gary and they were inseparable for 15 wonderful years.

She loved her husband, her boys and the families that grew from them. She loved music, flowers and her garden. She loved her home and made it a warm, welcoming place for all. She also loved “I Love Lucy,”, Andy Griffith, the Carol Burnett Show, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Beverly Hillbillies, Hallmark movies, Fulton Fall Folk Festival, Christmas, Christmas decorations and big family meals.

But most of all, she loved Jesus. Jesus was real to her ... right to the very end.

Religious services will be at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 11 a.m., Friday, May 4, 2012, with Rev. David Hamilton and Rev. Duane Williams officiating. Interment will be at Laurel Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, Big Cove Tannery.

There will be visitation on Thursday May 3, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., McConnellsburg. There will also be visitation one hour before the service on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help offset medical costs to: Gary Rouzer, 2113 Laurel Ridge Road, Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.howardlsipes.com.

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