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 www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com