Bertha Mae Barker Sanders

August 31, 2009

Bertha Mae Barker Sanders 76, of Hillisburg, IN, died at 10:35 a.m. August 31, 2009 at her home. Born September 21, 1932 in Frankfort, IN to Milton A. & Eva A. (Hill) Barker. She married Ray ‘John’ Sanders on April 5, 1952 in Frankfort, and he preceded her in death on March 7, 1994. Mrs. Sanders was a lifelong Clinton County resident and attended Frankfort schools. She was a homemaker, worked at several department stores and the former B & B Diner. Mrs. Sanders loved fishing, yard work and anything to be outdoors. She was a member of the Eagles.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, September 3rd at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 12 Noon at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Johnny Ray (Pat) Sanders of Wisconsin and Russell Lee (Rena) Sanders of Plymouth 2 Daughters: Rita Kay (Terry) Babb of Frankfort and Merri Ann (Stan) Pugh of Hillisburg 3 Sisters: Juanita (Bob) Wilson of Cutler, Linda (Charles) Nipper of Russiaville and June Davis of Frankfort 1 Brother: Milton ‘Ed’ Barker of Frankfort 9 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

Preceded in death by her husband, granddaughter, Hope Sanders and Sister, Eva Cox.


2 Condolences for “Bertha Mae Barker Sanders”

  1. Diane (Mason) Walsh-Carter September 3, 2009 at 10:47 am

    I was so saddened by the news of your Mom passing away. She was the most wonderful person, a great Mom and a very good friend. I remembered how she welcomed me into her home years ago when I dated Johnny in high school and made me feel like part of the family. I met up with her again when I worked at Val Department Store and the friendship came back to life like we had never been apart. I will always remember her….a great loving lady who would always give you a hug. She will be missed…she made this world a better place.

  2. Jackie September 4, 2009 at 6:53 am

    To the family of Bertha Sanders: It is always sad to lose a very dear member of the family. It causes so much sorrow. It is my hope as a volunteer to bring to the family a comforting thought. In the Bible book of John 11:11,14, Jesus likens death to sleep. Thinking of our loved ones as in a deep sleep can bring us peace of mind and heart. Further words of Jesus point to a happy future for our loved ones. He says at John 5:28,29: “Do not marvel at this, because all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out…” Yes, there is true hope for an awakening from this sleep. What a wonderful promise and sure future for those asleep in death. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to all the family.

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