Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

November 15, 2013

Morris Sanders

Morris Dale Sanders, 98, died Wednesday, Nov.13, 2013, at Paris Regional Medical Center, Paris, Texas.

Mr. Sanders, formerly of McLeansboro, was born Oct. 10, 1915, in Gallatin County. He was the son of Vernon and Eathel Holland Sanders.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lane, Lawrence, and Ralph and grandson, Shane Dale Sanders.

Survivors are his wife of 72 years, Anne James Sanders; son, James Dale Sanders and wife Nancy; daughter, Jane Anne Sanders Wikoff and husband Don; granddaughters, Lee Anne Caruso and husband, Rich, and Elizabeth Anne Bray and husband, Josh; great- granddaughters, Tori, Shayna and Anniston were blessed to know their great- granddad.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Bill Reed officiating. Graveside military rites at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in McLeansboro will be accorded by American Legion Post 106 and a military honors team from Marion.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Sanders considered it an honor to serve his country during WWII. He served in the 95th Infantry Division, Patton’s Third Army in the European Theatre from June 1942 to October 1945. He was a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge 723 A.F & A.M. of Omaha, member of the American Legion Post 106 in McLeansboro and Veterans of Foreign Wars 3851, Carmi.

Mr. Sanders served on Hamilton County School Board, Illinois Soil Conservation District for six years, and a 4-H leader for several years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of McLeansboro, serving as both deacon and elder. He retired from Marathon Oil in 1980 after 39 years of service.

He loved the farm east of McLeansboro where he and Mom lived for 63 years, gardening, his border collies and his family. He will be greatly missed and long loved and remembered by his friends and family.

Harre Funeral Home in charge of arrangements with memorials requested for First Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • 7-29 obit verla richardson Verla Richardson Verla J. Richardson, 64, of McLeansboro, died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.She was born Feb. 17, 1950, in McLeansboro, the daughter of Millage and Edith (Essary) Thompson. She married Merle Langley, who prec

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29 obit ethel hardig Ethel Hardig Ethel Louise Hardig, 55, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:48 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home.She was born on March 8, 1959, in Champaign, the daughter of Fred Arnold and Dollie May (Kingston) Wheeler.She attended Unity High School in Tolono and rec

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29 obit leon bennett Leon Bennett Leon Bennett, 66, of Xenia, passed away at 2:14 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at his home.Leon was born July 8, 1948, in Johnsonville, a son of Ferman Luther and Dororthy Dorene (Burgess) Bennett. He married Charlotte Sue Caudle on May 3, 1969, in Xeni

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • verla richardson.jpg Verla Richardson

    Verla J. Richardson, 64, of McLeansboro, died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ethel Hardig.jpg Ethel Hardig

    Ethel Louise Hardig, 55, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:48 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-26 obit gene davis Burrell "Gene" Davis Burrell Eugene “Gene” Davis, 86, of Mt. Vernon, died at 6 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon.Mr. Davis was a retired Illinois Bell Telephone employee for forty years, ending his career as the state safety direct

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-26 obit rodney lipe Rodney Lipe Rodney James Lipe, 76, of Mt. Vernon, died 2:40 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon. He was born Friday, April 29, 1938, in Jacksonville, the son of James A. and Ida Mae Lipe.Rodney worked as a laborer in area oi

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-26 obit marshall cross Marshall Cross, Jr. Marshall Marion Cross, Jr., 74, of Belle Rive, went to be with Jesus at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his home in Belle Rive.He was born Friday, Sept. 15, 1939, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Marshall Marion Cross, Sr. and Lena A. (Sneed) Cross. H

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-25 obit donna dammrich Donna Dammrich Donna Marie Dammrich, of Potosi, Mo., departed this life on July 19, 2014, having reached the age of fifty three years, five months and three days.She was born on Feb. 16, 1961, in Honolulu, a daughter to Elmo Kebodeaux and the late Marlys Daley Kebo

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karen Kirk Karen L. Kirk, 59, of Mt. Vernon, died 2:32 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon. She was born Sunday, Sept. 12, 1954, in Granite City, the daughter of Maxie Millan and Beulah Fern (Shell) Sanders. She

    July 25, 2014

Twitter Updates
Facebook
Stocks