Blanche E. SANDERS

Blanche E. "Betty" Sanders

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Blanche E. "Betty" Sanders, 86, of Springfield, passed away Sunday June 29, 2014, at the Eastern Star Home in Macon.

She was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Seymour, Mo., to Robert and Edna Lee Helms. She married Roy Sanders in Marshfield, Mo., on March 1, 1951; he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 2004.

Betty is survived by three sons: Harlan (Meri) Sanders, Eddy (Debbie) Sanders and Robert (partner, Lori Tibbs) Sanders, all of Springfield; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mary (Bob Sanders) of Palmetto, Fla., and Joyce Kay (Wayne Langley) of Springfield, Mo.; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. Sanders worked for the Canteen Corporation at their Illinois Dept. of Revenue location in Springfield. She was a member of Lalla Rookh Chapter Order of the Eastern Star where she was a Past Matron.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen St., Springfield, with burial to follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Eastern Star Home.

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Funeral Home

Bisch & Son Funeral Home
505 East Allen Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 544-5424

Published in The State Journal-Register from July 1 to July 2, 2014