SULLIVAN -- Imogene "Imy" (Lindley) Sanders, 87, of Sullivan joined the love of her life, Frank, at 4:10 am at Mason Point in Sullivan.
A celebration of the life of Imogene Sanders will be held at the Sullivan Church of God, 321 N. West Street in Sullivan, at 11 am Saturday February 10, 2018 with Pastor Brandon Zoll officiating. Visitation and remembrances of Imy's life can be shared with her family from 10 am on Saturday till the beginning of services at 11 am. Memorials can be made to Mason Point's Activity department.
Mrs. Sanders entered this life on September 12, 1930 in Sullivan Il. She was the oldest child of Harold F. and Lucille (Chaney) Lindley. Mrs. Sanders met the love of her life, Frank Sanders while swimming with her friends at Wyman Park. They were married January 28, 1949, and they celebrated 59 years of marriage before his death in 2008. She was a homemaker most of her life and the best mom to Jan, Russ, Wes, and Jeri Lee.
Mrs. Sanders loved watching Illini basketball, especially when Dee Brown played. She had many pet rabbits that roamed free at her and Frank's house. She also loved caring for her grandchildren. In her final years she did a lot of traveling with her daughter Jeri and husband Rick.
Mrs. Sanders is survived by her four children Jeanette Merrill and husband Orville of Strasburg, Russ Sanders of Lincoln, Wes Sanders and wife Debbie of Charleston and Jeri Lee Davis and husband Rick of Sullivan, grandchildren Chrissy Chancey, Jill Baker, Shawn Watkins, Stacy Stewart, Heath Sanders, Rowdy Sanders, Cody Sanders, Shelby Sanders, Jamie Booker, John Booker, Jenifer Sanders, Frankie Sanders, and Spencer Sanders.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Elaine Bernius, grandson Scot Watkins, and great granddaughters Hope Chancey and Alexis Sanders.
The family would like to thank the staff of Mason Point for the loving care they gave to Imy for the 5 years she lived there.
Mrs. Sanders was the best mother who was devoted to her family. She always put them first. She spent many years taking care of her mother, father, and her husband. Although she had no formal training, she was the best nurse ever. She had a smile and laugh that could melt anyone's heart. She will be greatly missed.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mcmullinyoung.com.