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Betty R. Sanders

Havana – Betty R. Sanders, 79, of Havana, passed away at 5:30 PM on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Graham Hospital. She was born on November 1, 1939 in Atlanta, IL to Louis and Mildred (Phillips) Kessinger. She married Bill Sanders on September 26, 1956. He preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Steve and William Sanders; two grandsons, Brandon and Steve Jr.; one brother, Robert; and one sister, Rosemary.

Surviving are nine children, Patricia Walker of IL, Maurice (Sherry) Sanders of NC, Bruce (Diane) Sanders of IL, Cynthia (Jack) Gray of NC, Tamala (Garry) Rodgers of IL, Neil (Tammy) Sanders MS, Debra Stambaugh of IL, Joyce Wilson of MS, and Eric (Candace) Sanders of MS; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held at 5 PM on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL, where a visitation will be held from 4-5 PM. Renee Sanders will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. Memorials can be made to Mason County Humane Society. To make online condolences you may go to


  • Julitta Carpenter

    Reply December 5, 2018 8:33 am

    I am so sorry for your lost. Your Mother was always so kind to me. I wanted all of the family to know I am thinking of you at this time.

  • Terry Fanning

    Reply December 6, 2018 6:41 am

    John and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ❤️

  • glenna mount

    Reply December 6, 2018 6:54 am

    Bruce I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. glenna and steven mount

  • Craig W. Miller

    Reply December 6, 2018 9:06 am

    Bruce, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  • Vonda Postin

    Reply December 6, 2018 12:00 pm

    Sanders Family,
    I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Thinking of you all.
    Vonda (Parrish) Postin

  • Vickie Hamm

    Reply December 6, 2018 12:44 pm

    Tammy, so sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family!


  • Tresa Wilcox

    Reply December 6, 2018 2:29 pm

    Tammy, I’m so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family during this incredibly difficult time.

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