Alice L. Sanders, 79

Alice L. Sanders, 79, of Wabash, died at 3:05 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

She was born Oct. 22, 1935, in Washington, Iowa, to Alva Russell and Emma (Curl) Hampton.

Alice was a 1953 graduate of Laketon High School.  She married Elmer L. Sanders on Dec. 31, 1956, in Etna Green; he died Jan. 12, 1998.

She worked 14 years at Heckman Bindery in North Manchester, and at Po-Jacks General Store in Poe, Indiana.  She was a member of the Lagro United Methodist Church, the Poe Volunteer Fire Auxiliary, Wabash VFW Auxiliary, the Lagro American Legion Auxiliary, and the Wabash Women of the Moose.

She is survived by three children, Rhonda Kendall of Urbana, Suzie (Jim) Lewis of Lagro, and Lamoine Sanders of Vevay; three brothers, Edward (Christy) Hampton and Jack Hampton, both of Wabash, and Albert (Linda) Hampton of Goshen; six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and son Scott Sanders, who died March 6, 2010.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Rick Borgman officiating.  Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Friday, at the funeral home, where there will be a Volunteer Fireman Auxiliary Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m.

Preferred memorial is Lagro United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Alice may be signed at


Posted on 2015 May 20