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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Loretta B. Sponhouse, 98- Her Passion in Life was Baking

Loretta B. Sponhouse, 98, of Port Carbon, passed away surrounded by her family, Monday, June 8, at her residence.

Born in St. Clair, January 12, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Margaret Evans McNulty.

She attended the former St. Mary’s Catholic School, St. Clair, and later working as a custodial maid for area motels, retiring from the former Fairlane Motor Inn of Pottsville.  Loretta was a member of the former St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Port Carbon, now St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, St. Clair.  Her passion in life was baking, she loved to bake bread and sticky buns, sharing them with family and friends.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Walter Sponhouse, passing February 12, 2000, a daughter Sally Ann Yeager, grandson, Lee Schwalm, a great grandson, Colton Yeager, son, Michael Guzick, Sisters, Margaret Hesse, Theresa Purcell, Mary McNulty, Brothers, William, John, Michael, Joseph, and James McNulty.

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Survivors:

Daughter:  Irene wife of Stirling Santee, Pottsville

Daughter:  Loretta wife of Michael Skoufalos, Port Carbon

Daughter:  Kathleen wife of Thomas Adamchick, St. Clair

Son:  Walter Sponhouse Jr., and his companion Kathleen Staller, Schuylkill Haven

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Step Son:  Vince Kane and his wife Jean, Palo Alto

13 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews

Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, at 11 AM, Friday June 12th, in the Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 250 E. Hancock St., St. Clair.  Celebrant will be Rev. Monsignor William F. Glosser.  A time of visitation will begin at 10 AM in the church.  Interment will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at a later date.

The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.

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