Sarah Catherine Mendoza Wells 1941~2022


Ms. Sarah Catherine Mendoza Wells, 81, of Chambersburg, died Saturday evening, September 24, 2022, at her residence.

Sarah Catherine Mendoza Wells
Sarah Catherine Mendoza Wells

Born June 30, 1941, in Wilkes Barre, she was a daughter of the late Jesse Frank and Anna Catherine Roberts Mendoza.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Chambersburg.

Ms. Wells was very family oriented; and in her spare time enjoyed sewing and crafting, reading, and watching classic movies.

Surviving are her children, Paula Mae Ciprich and companion Eugene Beecher of Mercersburg, Gail Lynn Ciprich Weaver and husband William of Shippensburg, Karen Ann Ciprich Purnell and husband Greg of Kathleen, Georgia; by her grandchildren Cheyenne, Jordan, Molly, Zoe, Katie, Garet and Grace; by twelve great grandchildren; as well as her first spouse Paul Ciprich of Chambersburg; siblings Christina Hampel, Rebecca Davenport, Gilbert and Manuel Mendoza and Regina Walkowiak; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Wells was preceded in death by her granddaughter Christina Shanholtz; long-time companion Robert Proctor; and brothers James, William and Richard Mendoza.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 7, at 11 a.m., from her church, Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, with Rev. Matthew G. Smith as celebrant.

Inurnment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Sellers Funeral Home.

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