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Arthur Sanders

Arthur Sanders

Arthur J. Sanders, 76, of Marissa, IL; born on January 7, 1942 in Bicknell, IN; passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Sanders was a coal miner.  He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and the NRA.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Arthur and Laura, nee Swan, Sanders.  Four sisters and two brothers.

He is survived by his wife – Deborah, nee Bovenschen, Sanders whom he married on January 15, 1971 in Bicknell, IN.  His children – James (Lisha) Sanders of Vandalia, IL; Tracey Sabo of Evansville, IN.  His grandchildren – Elle Beth Sanders; Carly Sanders; Aurelia Sanders; David Sabo; Lily Sabo.  His great-grandson – Maddox Wilhoit.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Monday, January 7, 2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Monday, January 7, 2018 at 1:00pm.

Burial: Interment and committal services will be held at Bicknell Memorial Cemetery in Bicknell, IN on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 at 11:00am. EST

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Jean Lilley, Christy Hagene, Melissa Boecklen, and Jeremiah Lilley says:

    Sorry for your loss!! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

  2. Sara Carroll says:

    Debby,James,Tracey, So sorry for the loss of Art. Sure was a great friend and Rick and I sure well miss him. Lots of great memories with Art and Debby. We love you all and here for you guys anytime you need us.

  3. Louise Auer says:

    I am sorry for your loss. I am a cousin to Arthur. My mother Mary Swan Hopper was sister to Aunt Laura May. I only remember Arthur as a child.
    Peace be with you and yours.

    Mary Louise Osborn Auer

  4. Judith Wampler says:

    So sorry for your loss Debbie. Remembering you in prayer.

  5. Maurice says:

    Debby, So sorry for your loss of Art.
    My sympathy goes to you and your family.
    God Bless you all.

  6. Toni Thomas Stanford says:

    Debby,my deepest condolences to you and your family in the loss of your beloved Art. Your posts on Facebook throughout the years reflected a relationship of deep respect and love.

  7. Darlene Bement says:

    Debby, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Darlene Meier Bement

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