February 20, 2019

Earl P. Sensenig

Died July 7, 2018


Earl Philip Sensenig, 42, of Ionia passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018, at his home.

He was born March 4, 1976, in Hanover, Pa., the son of John David and Dorothy Irene (Weaver) Sensenig. On March 7, 1998, he married Sarah Ann Martin in Pennsylvania. He owned and operated Countryside Sales and Service on Stage Road in rural Ionia. Philip was a member of the Maple River Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Sarah Ann; children, Joel, Lorinda, Arlin, Naomi, Ilene, Ellen, Nathaniel, Louis and Sheldon; his parents; brothers, Edward (Lois Ellen) of Shippensburg, Pa., Keith (Susan) of Chambersburg, Pa., Marvin (Becky) of Hartley, Del., Dennis (Miriam) of Mio; sisters, Violet (Nathan) Huber of Breckinridge, Ky., Sonya (Clayton) Derstine of Canby, Calif., Wanda (Ronald) Horst of St. Louis, Mo., Audrey (Timothy) Weaver of Breckinridge, Ky., Elva (Melvin) Derstine of Belle Fourche, S.D., Kathy (James) Eberly of Port Republic, Va., Phebe (David Leon) Martin of Mio; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Willis (Linda) Martin of Myerstown, Pa., Nancy Jane (Loren) Petre of Slatington, Pa., Willis Lynn (Carol) Martin of Lyons, N.Y., Vernon (Cheryl) Martin of Guatemala and Leonard (Amanda) Martin of Myerstown, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by three nephews and one niece.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Shiloh Community Church, 8197 Heth St., Orleans, MI 48865, with the Maple River Mennonite Ministry officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 1-4 and 5-7 p.m. at the Shiloh Community Church. Interment will take place at the Maple River Mennonite Cemetery.

Those desiring may make contributions in Philip’s memory to his family.

The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home of Charlotte.


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