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Joanne Sanders


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Joanne Sanders Obituary
Joanne "Jody" (Moorhead) Sanders, 70, of Edgewater, Fla., formerly of Greensburg, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. She was the beloved wife of 36 years to Thomas Merrill Sanders and loving mother of sons Dobie (Christine) Marquis, Joel (Sue) Sanders, and daughter MaryBeth Allen. Jody was a generous and loving Nana to Melody Sanders, Mallory (Tyler) Frazzini, Aubrey, Grayce and Rory Marquis, Bethany and Michael Allen, and Ellen Nipar and great granddaughter Braelyn Frazzini; and proud aunt to Melissa, Jeff, Jamie and Emily Flock and Ronnie Moorhead. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Chuck Miller, and her nephews, Jean Paul, and Bryan Miller. Jody was preceded in death by her mother, Norma; brother, Ron Moorhead; sister-in-law, Sally Moorhead; sister, Carol Miller, and their father, Jamie (Betty) Moorhead. Born in Greensburg on Oct. 14, 1948, and graduating from Greensburg Salem High School, the class of 1966, Jody worked many years for Beneficial and took early retirement to care for her brother Ron. In 2000, Jody and her husband Tom moved to Florida to enjoy their retirement. They found a home in Edgewater Landing, where they thrived and built many close friendships. Jody was an extremely talented singer, performer and artist. She served as president of Edgewater Landing's chorus for eight years. She also participated in the Bed Pan Band for 10 years, where she and her friends visited local senior centers and community centers, bringing smiles and laughter to many. Jody loved to shop in the local flea markets and was known for finding precious gems and rare finds. She was generous, kind and very talented. Jody enjoyed singing, dancing and being involved in the community. She loved to sing at the campfire, play Scrabble, win at poker and travel with Tom. Over the years, Jody and Tom took many cruises and trips across the country.
A private memorial service will take place.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations to Halifax Health-Hospice Fund Development. Visit online at halifaxhealth.org/donations.
Published in Trib Total Media, online only from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2018
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