Donald Sanders

Bpicture-pubOULDER — Donald Sanders 78, of Lake of the Ozarks, formerly of Boulder, passed away November 10, 2014 at the University of Missouri Hospital.

He was born the son of Fred and Aletha (Lanham) Sanders on March 5, 1936 in Boulder. He married Donna Jean Foster on January 13, 1973 in Central City.

Survivors include his wife Donna; sons Craig R. Sanders and wife Missy of Kell, Richard J. Sanders and wife Pat of Bloomfield, Mo., Robert R. Sanders and wife Lori of Winter Haven, Fla., Ryan K. Sanders and wife Karen of Gillette, Wy.., Rodney G. Sanders and wife Niki of Perryville, Mo., John K. Sanders and wife Jan of Orem, Utah, and Cary T. Sanders,and wife Katrina of Sikeston, Mo.; sister June Spurgin of Vandalia; 27 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Aletha; brothers Berthel (Sandy), Charles (Chub), and H. Dean; sisters Erma and Mildred; and granddaughter Kathryn McKay Sanders.

Mr. Sanders was an outdoorsman who enjoyed deer hunting, training bird dogs and horses. He was a former elementary school teacher, administrator and coach. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints in Osage Beach Missouri Ward.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Centralia, with John Sanders officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at Prichett Cemetery in Boulder.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Perpetual Education Fund c/o Bishop Alan W. Skelton, Osage Beach Ward-123 Gold Ln Cove – Sunrise Beach, MO 65079.

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