The Life of Sarah D. Strain Wiggins


Sarah “Sally” Strain Wiggins, 99, of Media, Pennsylvania, went to be with the Lord on July 3, 2018. 

Sally was born on December 7, 1918.  She was the fifth child of William and Amy Briscoe. 

She was a lifelong resident of Delaware County.  In 1936 Sally graduated Salutatorian of her class from Glen-Nor High School, Glenolden, Pennsylvania.  On October 10, 1936 she married Albert Roy Strain, Sr.  The couple raised their three children in Morton.

When Sally was widowed at a young age with a 12-year old to raise, she went to work full-time at Scott Paper Company.  She was a professional secretary there for 20 years.  On April 2, 1982, she married Robert Irwin Wiggins.  In her mid-seventies, Sally moved into Granite Farms Estates.  She enjoyed doing crafts, playing pinochle with friends, traveled, and volunteered in their thrift shop.  One of her favorite places to go was the shore.  She wrote that the ocean never changed.  It reminded her of God—the same yesterday, today and forever.   If you knew Sally, you knew she loved the Lord and she loved her family. 

Sally is survived by her children:  Albert Roy Strain, Jr. and his wife Shirley of Collinsville, IL, Marian Strain Yarnall and her husband Bill of Newbury Park CA, and Robert (Bob) Allen Strain and his wife Sherrie of Glen Mills, PA, grandchildren, Jon (wife Terri) Strain, Debbie (husband Felipe) Gallegos, Mike and Jim (wife Jada) Yarnall, Karen Yarnall Pyatt, Jeremy (wife Michelle) Strain, Amy Strain (husband Bill) Mensch plus great-grandchildren Marcus Strain, Adriana Murray, Nicole Sarmiento, Marc Gallegos, Tyler Freitas, Breahna Yarnall, Lauryn and Christopher Yarnall, Cade, Ben, Ethan and Emma Strain, Mike and Ben Mensch.

Interment:  Private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:  G.O.D. (Granting Others Dreams) P.O. Box 1883, Boothwyn PA  19061-1883.  (



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