Walter and Anna Sloan Sanders

*Contributed by Ron Sanders.  Thanks, Ron!

From: Times Leader, August 24, 1972.

"Ma" Sanders

Mrs. Anna Elizabeth "Ma" Sanders, 91, of McLeansboro, died at 2:20 a.m. Friday at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sanders will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in McLeansboro.  Burial will be in I.O.O.F. cemetery in McLeansboro.

The body will lie in state at the Ellege Funeral Home in Enfield where friends may call after noon today.  The body will also lie in state at the church Sunday where friends may call from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour.

Mrs. Sanders was born in Illinois.  She was married to Walter Sanders, who survives.

She and her husband operated a funeral home in McLeansboro until 1947.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Harold Sanders, of Detroit, Michigan; one daughter, Mrs. Eulah Bond, of Elgin; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pub. Times Leader, April 15, 1982

Walter Sanders, McLeansboro.  Funeral services for Walter "Pa" Sanders, 98, Orlando, Fla., and a former McLeansboro resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Chapel, McLeansboro, with Rev. Billy Duncan officiating.  Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, McLeansboro.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Mr. Sanders died at 1:15 p.m. Friday, April 9, 1982, at the Florida Manor Nursing Home, Orlando, Fla.  He was a retired funeral director, and was owner and operator of the Sanders Funeral Home, McLeansboro, for many years.

He was born December 24, 1883, in Hamilton County, the son of Wilmore and Sarah (Smith) Sanders.

He was married to Anna Sloan, who preceded him in death.

Survivors include one son, Harold Sanders, Royal Oak, Michigan; one daughter, Eulah Bond, Orlando, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Sanders was a member of the General Baptist Church, McLeansboro.

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