Vaneita J. Sanders, 85, of Morenci, Mich., died Oct. 30, 2018, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility.
She was born Sept. 27, 1933, in Sand Creek, Mich., to Ernest W. and Mildred W. (Constable) Elliott. She was a graduate of Adrian College. Vaneita married Elmer W. Sanders on July 4, 1957, in Weston, Mich. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1994. She retired from the teaching profession in 1976. She was a member of Weston United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Fairfield Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #224 and the Rebekah Lodge #51.
Vaneita is survived by a son, Keith (and Cyndee) Sanders of Morenci; two daughters, Janet (and Michael) Huffman of Delta, Ohio, and Vonda (and David) Hill of Adrian; a brother, Ernest Kent Elliot of Frankfort, Mich.; one sister, Priscilla Bedsole of Wauseon, Ohio; five grandchildren, Ashley Baker, Cory Poorman, Markelle Micklewright, Mason Sanders and Eric Huffman; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a sister, Kathleen Hough; a son, Brian Sanders; a daughter, Beth Poorman; and a grandson, Aaron Huffman.
Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. An Eastern Star Service is scheduled at 7 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian, conducted by the Fairfield Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #224.
Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, with Pastor Donna Galloway officiating. Cremation will follow the service and burial of cremains will be in Sand Creek Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Weston United Methodist Church, the Fairfield Township Fire Department or the American Lung Association.