SAND CREEK – Vaneita J. Sanders, age 85, of Morenci, died October 30, 2018, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility.
She was born September 27, 1933, in Sand Creek, to Ernest W. and Mildred W. (Constable) Elliott. She was a graduate of Adrian College. Vaneita was married to Elmer W. Sanders on July 4, 1957 in Weston, MI. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1994. She retired from the teaching profession in 1976. She was a member of Weston United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Fairfield Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #224 and the Rebekah Lodge #51.
Vaneita is survived by a son, Keith (Cyndee) Sanders of Morenci; two daughters, Janet (Michael) Huffman of Delta, OH and Vonda (David) Hill of Adrian; a brother, Ernest Kent Elliot of Frankfort, MI; one sister, Priscilla Bedsole of Wauseon, OH; five grandchildren, Ashley Baker, Cory Poorman, Markelle Micklewright, Mason Sanders, and Eric Huffman; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a sister, Kathleen Hough, a son, Brian Sanders, a daughter, Beth Poorman, and a grandson, Aaron Huffman.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. There will be an Eastern Star Service held at 7:00 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian conducted by the Fairfield Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #224. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian with Pastor Donna Galloway officiating. At Vaneita’s request, cremation will follow the service. Burial of cremains will be in Sand Creek Cemetery at a later date.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Weston United Methodist Church, the Fairfield Twp. Fire Department or the American Lung Association. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.