Shirley A. Sander, 81, passed away on Oct. 6, 2017
Shirley A. Sander, 81, passed away on Oct. 6, 2017, at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
Her family will gather with friends on Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Carlson Funeral Home where a rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church led by Father Brian Bebak. She will be laid to rest in Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
Shirley was born on July 26, 1936 in El Dorado, the daughter of Charley and Eunice (Singleton) Welty. Shirley was a 1954 graduate of El Dorado High School. She was united in marriage to Clem Sander on Feb. 19, 1955 at St. John’s Catholic Church in El Dorado. Shirley was a homemaker, wonderful wife and mother. She was a parishioner at St. John’s Catholic Church and the Altar Society.
Her survivors include: her husband of 62 years Clem Sander of El Dorado; children, Becky (Brent) Blaine of Keller, Texas, Russ (Tammy) Sander of Magnolia, Texas, and Julie Bruno of El Dorado; grandchildren, Kelly (Eric) Pruitt, Jesse Blaine, Jarod (Rachel) Sander, Jacob Sander, Stephanie Sander, Christian (Brandi) Sander, Trevor Bruno, Trent Bruno and Travis Bruno; great grandchildren Charlotte, Robert, Samuel and Jasper; her sister Dorothy Tillock of Mound Ridge.
She was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter Emily Sander, and two sisters Melda Johnson and Carolyn Bidwell.
Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to St. John’s Catholic Church. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Shirley at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com .