Ciara L. (LaFavor) Sausser

Born: Mon., Jan. 15, 1979
Died: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 16, 2019
Location: Robert H. Wheeland Community Center

Memorial Gathering

4:00 PM Sat., Feb. 16, 2019
Location: Robert H. Wheeland Community Center

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    Ciara L. Sausser, 40, of Jersey Shore, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport.

    Born Jan. 15, 1979 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter to Eugene W. LaFavor, of Williamsport, and Cheryl A. (Jim) Wilbur, of Millerton, Pa.

    She was a graduate of the Tioga County Christian Academy and the Elmira Business Institute. Ciara served as the EMS Captain for First Ward in South Williamsport, and had served in Loyalsock as an EMT. She was a member of the Citizens Hose Company and served as an EMT in Jersey Shore.

    She is survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Sausser; they were united in marriage on Aug. 8, 2008. Also surviving is her son, Joshua M. Wood, of Jersey Shore; a daughter, Maladia G. Sausser, of Jersey Shore; and a brother, Jordan E. (Andrea) LaFavor, of Jenson Beach, Fla.

    A memorial gathering honoring the life of Ciara will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m., at the Robert H. Wheeland Center, 1201 Locust St., Jersey Shore. Friends may call at 2 p.m. Saturday until the time of service at the Wheeland Center.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Citizen's Hose Co., Fire Prevention Program or Jersey Shore EMS, 1212 Locust St., Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

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Linda MacAuslan
   Posted Tue February 12, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Ciara was an awesome member of Patchwork and I enjoyed serving our Lord with her. She and Ray were co-conspirators with pyrotechnics! She loved being in charge of the "big bang" and always made the bang with a twinkle in her eyes. She was always full of bubbly joy and fun. She will be missed so much. Love and prayers, Linda

Linda MacAuslan
   Posted Tue February 12, 2019


With love from the PATCHWORK Puppet Team and the Millerton Wesleyan Church.

Kathy Aunkst
   Posted Wed February 13, 2019
Dear Gene and family,
So very sorry for the loss of your sweet Ciara. I enjoyed caring for her and getting to know her at the infusion center. Her bubbly personality brought joy to those around her and she made lots of people smile, she always had such a positive attitude and fought this dreadful disease with such strength and found joy in each day. You all took such great care of her and she told me many times how lucky she was to have such a great dad and husband. Many thoughts and prayers to you all.
Kathy Aunkst

Timothy Bell
   Posted Thu February 14, 2019
Dear Ken & family's , We would like to express our deepest thoughts an prayers to all of you in this time of need .Ciara was a great person an may she rest in peace in her heavenly home now . Love in Chirst ( john 3:16) she be sadly missed by all . Love , Tim & Leona Bell & Barb Szczech we are members of the Wells_Jackson Lions Club

Kathy (Kriner) Lilley
   Posted Thu February 14, 2019
Cheryl - I am so sorry to hear of Ciara's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Rebecca Walko
   Posted Sat February 16, 2019
I would like to send my deepest sympathy to Ken, Maladia and Josh for the loss of Ciara. I had the pleasure of meeting and being able to call Ciara my friend as she worked as a phlebotomist for the hospital and I was a tech. Ciara was a woman of honor and it was such an honor to know and love her. Her infectious laugh, never ending courage and incredible spirit will never be forgotten. I thank you all for the privelage to be able to call Ciara my friend. My deepest sympathy, Rebecca Walko

Paula Miller
   Posted Sat February 16, 2019
Gene and Family:

So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this difficult time.

Stephanie Reynolds
   Posted Tue March 26, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in Jesus words at John 5:28,29. There Jesus promised a resurrection of our loved ones. This beautiful hope can sustain us during times of grief. If you would like to learn more about the resurrection hope and ways to cope with grief, please visit
Please accept my condolences.

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