Bessie L. Sanders, 100 of Berne, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Swiss Village in Berne. She was born in Mercer County, Ohio, on December 24, 1919, the daughter of the late William and Maude (Cordell) Hamrick. On February 16, 1941, she married Kenneth P. Sanders, he preceded her in death on February 24, 1997.
She attended Monroe United Methodist Church. Bessie worked at Wayne Novelty, Decatur Community Center and CTS where she retired after 18 years of service.
Bessie is survived by 2 daughters, Julie (Myron) DeArmond of Decatur, IN, Sandra (Thom) Rushforth of El Dorado, CA; 1 daughter-in-law, Patti Sanders of Jeffersonville, IN.; 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Kenneth P. Sanders; a son, Daniel K. Sanders; 2 brothers Herman and Cloyde Hamrick; 1 sister Virginia Landis.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with 2 hours of calling prior from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Pastor David Myers will be officiating and burial will immediately follow in Ray Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Monroe United Methodist Church.
To send flowers to Bessie's family, please visit our floral store.