Saundra Kay Hershner Henry Crain

May 19, 1939 ‒ December 20, 2020

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Glamour is confidence. It is knowing that all is right in every way – mentally, physically, and in appearance – whatever the occasion, you are equal to it. Saundra Crain rose to every occasion. Remembered as an attractive woman, she always presented herself perfectly coiffed, dressed to the nines and finished with the right accessories.

Saundra passed into the Lord’s care Sunday, December 20, 2020 from James Cancer Center of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, following a brief illness. She was 81.

Born Saundra Kay Hershner May 19, 1939 in Mansfield to Clyde C. and Laura (McDanel) Hershner, she was graduated from Lexington High School in 1957.

Early in life she worked at Steven’s Manufacturing in Lexington, then handled child care from home, before accepting a position in assembly with DECA Manufacturing.

She had a gifted eye with crafts – especially flower arranging and making wreaths – and never found a flea market or antique shop that wasn’t worth a look! She could find Victorian or Shabby-Chic treasures and Abraham Lincoln memorabilia in the most obscure places.

A dedicated Christ-follower and member of Lexington Church of Christ, she had been a member of the Ladies Bible Study and sang with a ladies group: The Gospel Notes. A lifelong area resident, Saundra was active with Lexington Mother’s Club when her children were in school, and enjoyed line dancing – often found dancing at Lucky Larry’s or Masonic Temple.

Saundra had a sense of humor – evident when a smirk crossed her face – she loved to kid around and tease her family. She leaves a legacy of unconditional love for her family.

She is survived by her daughters Tonya Miller (Larry Strauch) of Lexington and Tina Finley (Clifford Paschal) of Fredericktown; grandchildren Adam Miller, Levi Miller, Zachary Miller, Ashley Henry, Brittany Henry, Brooke Henry, Caleb Finley, Leah Finley and Alyssa (Isaiah) Kiener; seven great grandchildren and one on the way; her mother Laura (McDanel) Hershner; her brother C. David (Pat) Hershner of Lexington; numerous nieces and nephews; and former husbands John Henry of Lexington and Ed Crain of Bellville.

She was preceded in death by her son Todd John Henry in 2001, and her father Clyde Hershner.

Saundra’s family will receive guests Sunday, December 27, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory to Snyder Funeral Homes may be made to defray final expenses.

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  • Special memories abound when thinking of Saundra! We rode the Johnsville School bus together throughout grade school and high school and that was only the beginning. Worshipping at Lex. Church of Christ is full of memories. Her family was so special, as was she! Lifting you all up in prayer at this time. With our hope in the Lord, Paul and Martha

  • I have so many fond memories of my times spent with Sandy (my former mother-n-law). We had so many moments of laughing until the belly hurt. Oh, The funny stories I could tell. We also shared the love of crafting. I remember preparing into the wee hours to get things made for a craft show we did together. She will always have a place in my heart. I look forward to our meeting again when it is my time to go home. I send prayers for comfort and strength for all that loved this beautiful woman. She was a blessing to so many.