Sponsler, Jannis Pauline
Wadsworth, OH

Jannis Pauline Sponsler, 81,of Wadsworth passed away Monday, January 31, 2011. She was born July 23, 1929 in Everett, PA to the late Blair and Mildred Clark. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, a member of Wadsworth Eagles #2117 and the Medina County SPCA. Jannis was the host of Animal Crackers on WCTV having hosted 381 episodes and received numerous Clapper Awards.
She was preceded in death by her sister Helen Karns and one brother Joe Clark.
Mrs. Sponsler is survived by her husband Dick with whom she would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in April 2011. There are three sons and daughters in law Jeff and Diane Sponsler, Scot Sponsler, and Rich and Donna Sponsler all of Wadsworth, her grandchildren Katie (Gregg) Conley, Kevin, Jennifer (Dan) Knechtel, Amanda, Jessica and Steven, her great grandchildren Grace and Cal Conley, Mason and Riley Knechtel and her sisters and brothers; Betty Cornell and Lillian Bennett both of Clearville, PA, Elsie (John) Mellot of State College, PA, John Clark of Everett, PA and Jim (Joyce) Clark of NJ.
The family will receive friends 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday at the Hilliard -Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St. Wadsworth. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Friday at Trinity United Church of Christ 215 High St. Wadsworth with Rev. Daniel Doty officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina, 797 N. Court St. Medina, OH 44256 or Medina County SPCA, 245 S. Medina St., Medina, OH 44256.