Funeral services were held yesterday and interment made in the cemetery at Bellfontaine, Ohio.
Mrs. Sanders was a former resident of Lowell and will be remembered by many of our older citizens. She was a woman very highly respected by all who knew her and it was with a feeling of deep regret that her friends here learned of her death.
She was about 93 years of age. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ivy Kile, of Nebraska, and Mrs. Mira Johnson, with whom she had made her home for many years.
Mrs. Sanders was a woman of wonderful personality. She was interested in the affairs of the day, a companionable person, and of sweet and sunny disposition. She had strong religious convictions and was a member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal church in this city where she resided from 1909 until 1923. She had lived in Logan county for about 25 years.
She was born Roxie Sherard, on July 9, 1841, in Erie county, Ohio, the daughter of George Sherard and wife, and was the youngest of six children. She was the last member of her father's family.
When she was 9 years old she went to Indiana to reside and there became acquainted with Nathan Sanders whom she married in young womanhood. He died in 1891. Four children were born to that union, a daughter, Laura, dying when she was 6 years old and a son, Johnnie, dying when a young man of 18 years. Two daughters remain, Mrs. LeRoy Johnson, of Russell Point, and Mrs. L.E. Kile of Greeley, Colo.
There are three grandchildren remaining, 11 great grandchildren, and 11 great, great grandchildren. She was exceptionally fond of a step-grandchild, Miss Millie Johnson, of the family home at Russell Point.
Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Haskell, of Bluffton, Ind.; Mrs. And Mrs. C.F. Best and daughter, and Mrs. Alta Harriman, of Chicago; all of whom were fond of Mrs. Sanders, visited with her but a few days ago. At that time she spoke of her strong belief in the promises of the Lord and signified her willingness to go Home. Mrs. Haskell was Ella Kight when she lived in the Logan Hotel here several years ago.
Services were held Wednesday, March 14, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson family home at Russell Point, with Rev. R.W. Auten, rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal church, of this city in charge. Burial was made in the Huntsville cemetery.
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