Penny Jo Sanauskas

Penny Jo Sanauskas, 58, of Nicholson, PA, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2022, after battling pancreatic cancer.   


Born June 27, 1964 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Arneta Brainard Sanauskas.


Penny was a 1982 graduate of Mountain View High School and lived most of her adult life in Oklahoma with her significant other, William Kenschaft, who preceded her in death on June 15, 2022.


Penny enjoyed the sunsets in Oklahoma, watching the birds at the feeder, her horses and shelties, playing bingo and spending time with her family.  She thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of nature. 


Penny's sisters were her best friends who cared for her through this battle.  She will be greatly missed by her family.


She is survived by one daughter: Rebecca Ramirez and husband, Dakota of Custer, MI: four sisters: Ann Corbin and husband ,John of Hop Bottom, PA, Brenda Van Vleck of Nicholson, PA, Shelley Kilmer and companion, Jim Grecco of Clifford, PA and Dale Sanauskas and companion, Stephanie Hazelton of Shephardstown, WV; three brothers: Gary Sanauskas and wife, Phyllis of Clifford, PA, Terry Sanauskas of Nicholson, PA and Brian Sanauskas of Kingsley, PA; three grandchildren: Alex, Miguel and Serenity; and several nieces and nephews.


A viewing was held Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 4-6 p.m. with a funeral service following at 6:00 p.m. from the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, PA, by Rev. Will Hagenbuch, pastor of the First Congregational Church, Harford, PA. Interment, Willow View Cemetery, Clifford, PA.


Pallbearers: Brian Sanauskas, Terry Sanauskas, John Corbin, David Corbin, James Grecco and Dylan Barney.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions were made in Penny's name to the Pancan Purple Stride at