Paul M. Sanders

Born: Thu., Sep. 25, 1930
Died: Wed., Mar. 16, 2011

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Mr. Paul M. Sanders, age 80, of Oblong, Illinois, died Wednesday March 16, 2011 at 2:45 am at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Illinois. He was born September 25, 1930 in Oblong, Illinois, the son of Allen and Nettie Ellen (Weck) Sanders. On November 18, 1950 he married B. Darlene (Parrott) and she survives. He was employed as a caster for Case/Briggs Pottery in Robinson, Illinois for Forty-Two and a half years, retiring in 1992; was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, Oblong, Illinois; coached baseball and softball in Oblong for many years and enjoyed playing pool.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Sanders, Oblong, Illinois, daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Daniel E. Jackson, Oblong, Illinois, Karla and John VanSchoyck, Patoka, Illinois; daughter-in-law, Genie Sanders, Terre Haute, Indiana; five grandchildren, Phoebe Sanders, Terre Haute, Indiana, Jennifer and Todd Rogers, Carterville, Illinois, April Jackson, Elkton, Kentucky, Jason Van Schoyck and Heather Biagi, Edwardsville, Illinois, Stacy and Joe Smith, Hoffman, Illinois; nine great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hobart "Junior" Sanders, Oblong, Illinois, David Sanders, Valparaiso, Indiana; sister, Jo Carter, Plymouth, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Charles W. Sanders in July 2009; and several brothers and sisters.

Paul requested no services and that his body be cremated. Burial of the cremated remains will be in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Illinois at a later date.

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