Don Sanders

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Don Sanders, 85, of Marshall, Mo., died Monday, September 14, 2020, at his home.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2020, at Calvary Baptist Church in Marshall with burial following at Ridge Park Cemetery with military rites. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church in Marshall or First Baptist Church in Bridgeview, Ill. An online guestbook is available at

Born August 28, 1935, in Butterfield, Mo., he was the son of the late Fred A. Sanders and Hazel A. Williams Sanders Overton. On December 5, 1969 he married Mary M. Clark who survives of the home. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He lived in Marshall most of his life where he owned and operated Marshall Nursery as well as his own concrete business. Don had a love of the outdoors and a work ethic that was second to none. After he retired, he became the groundskeeper for Missouri Valley College and then worked at Indian Foothills Golf Course as a greenskeeper and golf marshal.

In addition to his wife, Mary; he is survived by one daughter, Norma Root (Doug) of Marshall, Mo.; four grandchildren: Hannah Skinner (Adam), Sarah Root, Leah Root and Silas Root; one brother, Dick Sanders of New Jersey; one sister, Alene Swadley of Cassville, Mo.; as well as other extended family members.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Janice Ann Sanders; and five siblings: Leon Sanders, Joreen Skelton, Virgil Sanders, Eldon Sanders and Karolyn Cowherd.