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Cherie Sanders


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Cherie Sanders
Service for Cherie Elaine Sanders, 87, of Sallisaw will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Sallisaw. Burial will follow at Sallisaw City Cemetery in Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Service.
Cherie was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Inola, Okla., to Mazie Pettit Roper and John Boyd Roper and passed away Nov. 4, 2018, in Sallisaw. She was married to Ellis Butler "E.B." Sanders on July 12, 1952, in Van Buren. She loved quilting, was a championship bowler, a seamstress and loved camping and reading. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sallisaw, where she was one of the founders of the annual Thanksgiving dinner and also very active in United Methodist Women. She was the co-owner of Ivey's Drug Store where she worked the front counter selling everything from makeup to ice cream. She worked for Oklahoma Welcome Center from 1994-2013.
Survivors are two daughters and one son-in-law, Jana and Jack Wright of Sallisaw and Cindy Sanders of Sallisaw; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert Sanders, D.O, and Wanda of Lavaca; seven grandchildren, Cheryl Vann and husband Shannon, Paul Sanders, Shannon Oldham and husband Jeff, Karri Davis and husband Greg, Kelly Wright and wife Jennifer, Lance Rogers and wife Elizabeth and Brandon Rogers and wife Donna; 17 great-grandchildren; nieces, Julie Roper and Jon Ann Roper; along with several other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mazie Roper; husband, Ellis "E.B." Sanders; and one brother, John Roper.
Active pallbearers will be Paul Sanders, Kelly Wright, Lance Rogers, Brandon Rogers, Nathan Vann and Reed Davis.
Honorary pallbearers are United Methodist Women, Lenora Skelton and James Virgil Farmer.
Published in Times Record on Nov. 7, 2018
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