Patricia Ann Sanders

Patricia Ann Sanders

Patricia Ann Sanders, 83, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

She was born in Monticello, Kentucky, on February 21, 1937, the daughter of Dallas and Helen (Castle) Davidson.  On May 11, 1956, in Mt. Vernon, she married Jerry D. Sanders, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 2013.

She faithfully attended Southwest Christian Church in Mt. Vernon.  Family was very important to her, as well as spending time and going on trips with her friends.  She was employed by St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia as a switchboard operator for 50 years.

Mrs. Sanders is survived by one son, Joel Duane Sanders and wife Betty of Mt. Vernon; one daughter, Lisa Stockman and husband Alan of Mt. Vernon;  grandchildren, Chelsea Graham and husband Eric, and their children Harper and Gentry of Ina, Haley Porter and partner Brian Hootselle, and their son Lochlan of Imperial, Missouri, Taylor Stockman and her daughter Amanda of Mt. Vernon, Amy Mowrer and husband Kris, and their children Gavin and Reed of Mt. Vernon, and Olivia Branon and husband Brandon, and their children Kaylee, Rylee, and Oliver, of Fairview Heights.

In addition to her husband, Jerry D. Sanders, she is preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Matthew; one sister, Carol West of Benton, Kentucky; and brother, Robert Davidson of Virgin, Utah.

Graveside Services for Mrs. Sanders will be Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, with Randy Steele officiating.  There will be no public visitation.  Memorials may be made to the Southwest Christian Church, and will be accepted at the service, or by mail to the Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, Illinois 62830.  Online condolences may be made at www.osbornfuneral.com, or on the Osborn Funeral Home Facebook page.

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