Born 09-28-1929 -- Died 04-16-2005
John Richard Sanders, 75, of Eldon, Mo., died April 16, 2005. He was born in Thayer, Mo., Sept. 28, 1929, the son of John David and Jessie Lee Roberts Sanders.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served during World War II and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He retired from Griffin Wheel Works in Kansas City, Kan.
Survivors include his significant other, Esther Howser; two sons -- John David Sanders and Robert Lee Sanders; two brothers -- Hugh E. Sanders and Robert W. Sanders; and one sister, Virginia Lee Rothgeb.
He was preceded in death by a brother, David Lawrence Sanders, and a sister, Gertrude E. Coleman
A private memorial service was held April 23. Arrangements were by Rekus Funeral Home in Eldon, Mo.