Thelma Louise Sanders

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Thelma Louise Sanders, 92 of Centralia, died Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the University Hospital in Columbia.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Elmwood Cemetery in Mexico.

Thelma was born on Oct. 28, 1929, in Audrain County, the daughter of Tom and Neva (Davidson) Dollens.

On Dec. 1, 1945, Thelma married Robert Sanders, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 2008.

Thelma is survived by her daughters, Kathy Beamer and husband Ron of Centralia, Sadie Kessler and husband Ken of Columbia, and Anna Lee Sanders of Boonville; grandchildren, Mathew Greenlee and wife Michael, Lisa Montana, Richard Deavers and wife Mellissa, Sara Smith, Lindsay Duran and husband Bobby, Savanah Tarwater and husband Taylor, and Bobbie Marie Love and fiancé’ Brett; many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Along with her husband, Robert, Thelma was preceded in death by her children, Bobby Ray Sanders, Sandra Sanders, and Nancy Goett; her grandchildren, April Avolos, and Mark Deavers; several brothers and sisters.

Thelma enjoyed flowers, gardening, crocheting, collecting clocks, and was a good bowler.

Along with her husband, Thelma owned and operated Sanders Tree Service and Termite Control for over 50 years.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Central Missouri Humane Society and may be sent in care of Fenton-Kendrick Funeral Home, 104 S. Collier St. Centralia, MO 65240.

Online condolences may be left at www.fentonkendrickfh.com.


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