Sanders, Mary Melinda

Mary “Melinda” Sanders, 58, of Alvordton, Ohio, died Jan. 20, 2019, at CHWC Bryan Hospital, following a recent decline in health.

She was born Dec. 8, 1960, in Montpelier, Ohio, the oldest child of George and Mary (Lett) Sanders.

Melinda was a graduate of Hilltop High School in West Unity and was a lifelong Alvordton resident. She recently worked at Phantom Fireworks near Fayette. She enjoyed crocheting and watching movies, and she loved spending time with her family, especially doting on her niece and nephew.

Melinda is survived by her father, George, also of Alvordton; brother, Tim Sanders of Alvordton; two sisters, Christine (and Jay) Shaffer of Bryan, Ohio, and Kimberly Booth (and David Beaverson) of Perrysburg, Ohio; a nephew, Nicholas Shaffer; and a niece, Chloe Beaverson.

A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette, with Pastor Dan VanArsdalen officiating. Private inurnment will follow in the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.

Memorial contributions are suggested  to the activities center at Genesis-Bryan Center.