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KEYSER, W.Va. - Dorothy Jean 'Dottie" Sanders, 80, of Fort Ashby Road, passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at her residence surrounded by family.
Born on Dec. 18, 1936, in Romney, she was the daughter of the Late William Earl and Rose C. (Haines) Saville. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Edward "Lou" Sanders on Dec. 24, 2016. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Dottie retired from Burlington United Methodist Family Services as a Treatment Associate. She graduated from Romney High School and attended Potomac State College. She was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church where she was chairperson and served on many committees.
Surviving are her children, Cynthia Phillips and husband, David of Piedmont, Pamela Smith and husband, Ed, of Keyser, Mitch Sanders and wife, Kim, of Keyser, Bill Sanders and Sarah Canfield of Hedgesville and a foster son, Andy Sanders of Keyser. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Nathan Sanders, Justin Sanders, Amelia Sanders Brown, Katrina Phillips Powers, A.J. Reeves and Kaitlyn Reeves and six great-grandchildren, her nieces and nephews and dear friends, Rick and Vicky Shingleton and Gretchen Green.
Friends will be received at the Markwood Funeral Home on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at Grace United Methodist Church, 30 S. Mineral St., Keyser, on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Lauren Godwin officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.
Private inurnment will be in Queens Point Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in memory of Dorothy "Dottie" Sanders to the Grace United Methodist Church, PO Box 40, Keyser, WV 26726 or to Burlington United Methodist Family Services, 539 New Creek Highway, Keyser, WV 26726.
Condolences may be left for the family after Dorothy "Dottie" Sanders' obituary at www.markwoodfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 13, 2017
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