A photo of Tonya Kay Sabla

Tonya Kay Sabla

January 24, 1942 - April 8, 2020

Tonya Kay Sabla, age 78, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Born in Du Quoin, Il on January 24, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Lowell and Clema (Weston) Green. Tonya dedicated her life to her family as a talented homemaker. She loved spending time with the “Driveway Divas” in her neighborhood or attending University of Delaware football games. Tonya was the happiest in the company of her beloved family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Tonya was preceded in death by her husband, Markle E. Sabla and son, Stephen L. Sabla. She is survived by her children, Mark J. Sabla (Michelle) of Elkton, MD and Amy K. Wolfe (Marc) of Media, PA; grandchildren, Amber Wolfe and Addison Wolfe; and canine companion, Ginger.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Friday, July 31, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tonya’s memory to the Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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  • Mark and Amy and families
    I will miss her very much. We spent a lot of good times together in my red hat group and the her first cruise with us. Not to mention all the holidays we have spent together as families. It is sad when you reach a certain age and start to loose your good friends. But you have your memories and stories to last a life time. May god bless all of you. Great kids were raised in the Highlands.

  • Beautiful video, Beautiful life…

  • Glenn and I are so very sorry for your loss. Sending Hugs and Prayers

  • So very sad to hear this ~ I first knew Tonya and Mark many years ago when we were living in Terre Haute. Reconnecting through Facebook was a such a joy. RIP, Tonya.

  • Tonya was always the happiest and most fun loving of the old Wilmingyon group. We all loved to gather at Mark and Tonya’s house. The pictures are wonderful. What nice memories. Tom and I are so very sad to hear of Tonya’s death.

  • I was a fairly new friend of Tanya but I treasure it, she came with the ” Timothy” group to my birthday in March out of a sick bed to be there,that was one of the nicest gift of any.Rest in peace dear Friend.

  • So very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.

  • I am so sad to hear of Tonya’s passing. She really got the most out of life! So fun to be around. We were neighbors in The Highlands where we found out we also had an Indiana connection. May she Rest In Peace. Sending prayers to the family.

  • She created a great daughter that has been great for my son. They have created two wonderful grand daughters for us.
    RIP
    Ken Wolfe

  • Tonya was a very special lady who will be greatly missed . I will especially miss all of the laughter we shared with our pool group and those delightful Friday afternoon parties ! Tonya, thank you for all the funny memories.

  • Amy & family,

    Tonya was one in a million. First time you met her, you had a friend for life.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Mark and Amy. It was truly an honor knowing your Mom and Father as well. We are very blessed to grow up in the era we did when times more simple and definitely was raised in a great neighborhood where we all were welcome by the parents we had. Great memories from the Highlands. Sending condolences to your family from the Kirchner family.

  • Steve & I are so sorry for your loss, we have so many treasured memories of Tanya. She will always hold a special place in our heart.

  • I live near Tonya’s home. Every one of us here in Fountainview loved her and will miss her dearly. She was so positive, so full of life, and so much the sparkplug for any activity in which she participated. The driveway divas will not be the same without her. She was so brave and determined in fighting her cancer diagnosis — we all hoped she’d beat it, and for a while we were pretty sure she would.

    I am very sorry for your loss — the world is poorer for her passing.

    Nancy Balogh

  • I’ve never met Tonya in person but enjoyed getting to know her on Facebook as we were both members of Songs by Glen Campbell. Her input and conversations were always terrific. She’ll be missed by all who had the pleasure of interacting with her. God bless her entire family.

  • We sorry for your families loss of y’alls mom. She was a special blessing and a she was family to us. Y’alls mother will have a special place in our hearts. I remember all the fun times we had together. Like enjoying boating on Figure Eight Island 🌴 which was one my favorite memories I had with y’alls Family . Y’alls mom made it extra special. We have been family sense Wilmington NC and always will be family. We love y’alls mom and she will be surely missed by May Family. Kim, Steve and Ashley. I always loved making popcorn 🍿 for y’alls mom. She it loved when I made her popcorn 🍿.😢😢😢🍿💐💞

  • Mark, Amy and families
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Meeting your family through my friendship with Steve all those years ago, she was always welcoming and we enjoyed many conversations together. The last time I saw/spoke to her was during one of Steve’s last visit to your family home, and it was like years had never passed. I’ve thought of her often over the years, and know your family will miss her dearly. Your mom was truly a special lady. God Bless through this difficult time and always.

  • While I only met Tonya a few times, she was so sweet and joyful. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • I was so shocked and saddened to read your Mother’s obituary. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Tonya has been missed by Lear. She and Mark were our Christmas party mascots. We have just lost a very happy and loving women. Prayers go out to the family.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Tonya’s passing. I am a relative that you don’t know so I will briefly explain. My grandmother, Bessie Heiple, was the sister of your grandmother, Clema Green. Tonya and my mom, Pat Flocker, touched base several times. Your mom sent a Christmas wedding photo some years back which I believe was your wedding. Recently I have been going through family photos and found some black and whites of your mom, dad and grandparents; 10 in total. My intention was to send the pictures to the individual families to keep within the family. Contacts are few but Google filled in some of the blanks but I wasn’t expecting to read an obituary. What I always remember is family being there with us but time doesn’t stop. The video was very nice as were all the comments. Your mom sounded wonderful with a blessed life. If you are interested in the photos let me know. I will send them to you from Wisconsin. Sincere condolences from all the cousins. Vickie

  • The pool members at the senior center in Newark, De. miss her presence, It’s not the same without her. Tonya was a fun person,she will always be a part of us and she will never be forgotten. Miss you babe, your pool buddies, Ray & Chuck

  • Mark, Amy and Families
    What wonderful memories of Tonya and Mark when we were part of the Lear family. We had many a good times together. Brooke, Chase and I will cherish the Thomas Kincaid Christmas ornaments your mom gave us 20 years ago. Will miss your Moms cheery, upbeat self. Timothy’s will miss you as well my friend. Always fun to have a pint with you !! Cheers !! Rest easy !!
    Karen, Brooke and Chase Lynch