Elzora D. Sanders

Died: Wed., Feb. 17, 2016


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 20, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Feb. 21, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Elzora Sanders, 86, of Oblong, IL passed away at 11:50 AM on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.  She was a resident at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, IL.

Elzora was born on July 29, 1929 in Crawford County, rural Oblong, IL and was the daughter of Thomas Franklin Davis and Osie Erman (Dennis) Davis.  On August 30, 1948 she married Floyd A. Sanders and he preceded her in death on June 30, 1987.

Elzora was a member of the Oblong High School class of 1948. She was the laundress/cooks helper at Oblong High School from 1961 to 1989 when she retired.  She was a homemaker who was very proud of her family.   Elzora was a member of the Oblong Evangelical United Methodist Church and the Oblong American Legion Auxiliary.  Elzora was the Grand Marshall for the 2015 Oblong High School Homecoming parade.  She enjoyed watching TV, playing Bingo and was a people watcher.

Elzora is survived by her son Roger Sanders, Oblong, IL and Kathy Slankard, Ste. Marie, IL; a daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Ronny Griffin, Coolidge, GA; four grandchildren: Jon and Laura Sanders, Valparaiso, IN, Diana and Jim Lemons, Bruceville, IN, Christina and Henry Ray, Phoenix, AZ; and Dustin and Stephanie Griffin, Cairo, GA; a step granddaughter Kelly and Josh Smith, Thomasville, GA; 10 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; and three step great-great grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Elzora in death were her parents; her husband; one great-granddaughter Kari Weir; two brothers Russell Davis and Gerald Davis and one sister Victoria Bailey.

Celebration of Elzora’s Life will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL with Rev. Jim Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, IL.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation with envelops at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL  62449.

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Mindy Pierce
   Posted Thu February 18, 2016

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Moultrie Eye Center .

Barbara, Our hearts are saddened by the loss of your mother. We are praying for you and your family. With love from your work family, Moultrie Eye Center & Thomasville Eye Center

   Posted Thu February 18, 2016
I will truly miss her. Prayers to her family.

Mick and Linda Shaffer
   Posted Fri February 19, 2016
Barbara and Roger,

Sorry to hear about Aunt Elzore. Our prayers and thoughts are with all the families. She was liked by lots of people and kids she took care of through all of those school years.

Love Mick and Linda

Charlotte Lyons Milnes
   Posted Mon February 22, 2016
Barbara and Roger,

Your mother was so kind to me when I stayed in Oblong when I was a teenager. I saw from the obituary that her kind spirit was truly part of her legacy. I was blessed to have her loving care.

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