Theo C. Auman Inc.


Sarah Jane Esterly

March 4, 1935January 14, 2021

Sarah Jane Esterly, 85, passed away Thursday January 14, 2021 in Manor Care Laureldale. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Franklin M. Esterly. She was born in Laureldale on March 4, 1935 a daughter of the late, George J. Schaeffer and Nellie (Diehm) Schaeffer. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children; Franklin M. Esterly, Jr. (Nancy), Lorraine Collier (Benny), Vincent Esterly, Bonita Bowers, Peter Esterly (Jennifer), Mary Stubblebine (Ron), Deborah Rowe (Coby), Ruth Natole (Todd), Rebecca Wunderlich (Jayme), 30 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

Services will be Friday January 22, 2021 at 1230pm in Theo C Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St Reading. Burial to follow in Berks County Memorial Gardens. Viewing Friday 1030-1230pm.


  • Franklin M Esterly, Husband
  • George J Schaeffer, Father (deceased)
  • Nellie Schaeffer, Mother (deceased)
  • Franklin M Esterly, Jr, Son
  • Nancy Esterly, Daughter-in-law
  • Lorraine Collier, Daughter
  • Benny Collier, Son-in-law
  • Vincent Esterly, Son
  • Bonita Bowers, Daughter
  • Peter Esterly, Son
  • Jennifer Esterly, Daughter-in-law
  • Mary Stubblebine, Daughter
  • Ron Stubblebine, Son-in-law
  • Deborah Rowe, Daughter
  • Coby Rowe, Son-in-law
  • Ruth Natole, Daughter
  • Todd Natole, Son-in-law
  • Rebecca Wunderlich, Daughter
  • Jayme Wunderlich, Son-in-law
  • 30 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 5 great great granchildren


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Sarah Jane Esterly

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Debra Wesner

January 22, 2021

I remember as kids going to your house for bible will be missed by all.god has another prayers to your family

Larry and Sharron Roth

January 21, 2021

To Uncle Frank, the Esterly kids and families. We are so sorry for Aunt Sarah's passing. We have been married 53 years so have alot of old old fun memories. Please know we are thinking about you. God Bless ❤

Ashley Witman

January 20, 2021

Sarah(mom)the day I met you,you had the sweetest attitude about you. Your smile brightened up a room. Bonita thank you for introducing me to such a beautiful angel.

Kathie Sanders

January 19, 2021

Aunt Sarah you will be missed by many. We remember you as a loving and caring person. The kindness and love you shared with our Mother/your sister gave her comfort so often.
Ann L, John, Kathie and David

Marilyn Schlageter

January 18, 2021

RIP Mrs Esterly I'll never forget the trip with your family to Richrest NC and the way you taught me about how to believe that God is the way to heaven Be at peace Sarah love Marilyn