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Mary Jane Sausser

March 3, 1940 — August 26, 2019

Mary Jane Sausser, 79, of Carlisle, PA died peacefully at her home on August 26, 2019 with her loving husband and son at her side. She was born in Schuylkill Haven, PA. to the late Earl (Jeff) and Jane (Padfield) Goas.
She was a 1958 graduate of Schuylkill Haven High School and earned a BS and M. Ed. Degrees from Kutztown University. Mary Jane is survived by her husband of 55 years (Brigadier General US Army, Retired) R.Gary Sausser and a son Geoffrey (Donna) Sausser and her four beloved grandchildren, Becky, Will, Emily and Abby Sausser.
Mary Jane thoroughly enjoyed her thirty years as an Army wife. She is currently living in her twentieth house. While living in Hawaii she studied the fine art of Chinese Brush Painting. She never stopped developing her skill in this art and participated in many internationally juried shows from Korea and Philippines to Hawaii, California, Alaska and Pennsylvania. She was also very active in many art organizations in the Central Pennsylvania area.
All services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA., with prayers by her granddaughter Pastor Rebecca Sausser. Mary Jane wants to thank her friends, neighbors, Residential (Celtic) Hospice and the Carlisle Cancer Center for their care and kindness during her long illness.
In lieu of flowers she requests that donations be made to the Carlisle Arts Learning Center, 38 W. Pomfret St. Carlisle, PA 17013 or that friends do a random act of kindness. To quote Mother Theresa, “I cannot do great things, but I can do small things with great love."
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory 2020 West Trindle Rd. Carlisle, PA.

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