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Eva L. Sanders

Eva L. Sanders, 85, of Mt. Vernon died 6:12 a.m. Oct. 6,
2006, at her home.

She was a homemaker and a retired cook at Austins
Restaurant in Dix.

She was born in Rochelle on Sept. 10, 1921, to Roy
Staley and Clara Keele.

On Sept. 9, 1939, she married in Mt. Vernon to Cortland
Sanders; he preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 1978.

She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where
she was a faithful attender.

She loved her family and was a caregiver to her sister
and mother-in-law. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and the

Services are set for 11 a.m. Monday at Osborn Funeral
Home in Dix. The Rev. Jack Lucas is officiating. Burial will
be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society or
Pleasant Hill Family Life Center and will be received at the
funeral home or mailed to Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130,
Dix, IL, 62830.

Survivors include son Roger Sanders of Mt. Vernon;
daughter Brenda White and husband Darrell of Evansville,
Ind.; grandchildren Derek Sanders of Mt. Vernon, Krystal
Thurman and husband Brad of Salem, Linda Sanders of Florida,
Leslie King and husband Daniel of Evansville, Ind., and Jeff
White of Pheonix, Ariz.; great-grandchildren Emily King,
Ethan King and Benjamin King, all of Evansville, Ind.,
Becky Beckham and Jesse Beckham, both of
Dahlgren, and one expected, Breanna Nicole Thurman; sister
Freda Staley of Dix; and sister-in-law Marjorie Lee of

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son
Gale Sanders and brother Leonard Staley.

Source: The Register-News Mt. Vernon
Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL
Date: 07 October 2006 - Saturday 
Submitted by: James E. and Louise (Beckham) Heidlebaugh

Submitted By: Janice Staples


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