Delia M. (Beneventi) Davis Sanders

CENTRALIA — Delia M. (Beneventi) Davis Sanders, 96, of Centralia passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the Centralia Fireside Nursing Home.

She was born August 7, 1922, in Centralia, daughter of Domonick Beneventi and Lidia (Dori) Beneventi. She married Merrill Davis on January 30, 1943, in Centralia and he preceded her in death on November 4, 1973. She later married Lyle Sanders on January 28, 1995, and he preceded her in death in 2011.

She is survived by a son: Tom Davis and wife Mariann of Spring, Texas; two granddaughters: Melanie Englert, husband Gregg and Teagan great granddaughter; of Valley, Nebraska; Melissa Nikolatsopoulos, husband Toney of Wichitia Falls Texas; step daughter: Susan Collum; step-granddaughter; Lily, husband Zack Hoyt all of Ava, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Geneva Beneventi, Helen Boillot, and half brother Gene Beneventi.
Delia worked as a Technician at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia for 14 years in the EKG- Cardio-Pulmonary Department. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Centralia where she taught Sunday School class for 10 years and also a member of the Ruth Circle Class. Delia’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family and friends.

Funeral services for Delia M. Sanders will be held at 10 a.m.  Friday, February 22, 2019, at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia with Dr. Brian High officiating. Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church and One Hope United and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the (Davis) Sanders family.

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