Kathleen M. Sanders – Independence

– Kathleen M. “Kay” Sanders, 96 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at Prairie Hills Assisted Living in Independence. She was born on September 5, 1922, in Delhi, Iowa, the daughter of Robert L. and Cora I. (Robinson) Shearer. She graduated from high school in Delhi with the Class of 1939 and then went on to graduate from the Cedar Rapids Business College in 1941. On April 9, 1944, she and Glenn Richard Sanders were married at the Methodist Church in Delhi. He preceded her in death in 2011. Mrs. Sanders was a bookkeeper for several area businesses. The final business was the Buchanan County Farm Bureau where she was a bookkeeper and secretary for 30 years before retiring in 1992.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Independence and the Buchanan County Historical Society. She was very happy working her flower garden and traveling with her husband. She also helped at the Bus Depot in Independence before he retired. She was also a volunteer for Hospice of Buchanan County for 10 years. She also enjoyed baking, reading, working cross word puzzles.

Mrs. Sanders is survived by 1 son, Gene Sanders of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 6 grandchildren, Lonnie (Cheryl) Borton, Kristin (Duane) Stuekerjuergen, Brian Borton, Holly (Richard Bland) Sanders, Kelli (Jesse) Willman, and Byron Sanders, 8 great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Abigale, and T.J. Stuekerjuergen, Lucas and Aiden Borton, Cade Sanders, and Tilli and Dexter Willman, 1 niece, and 2 nephews.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter, Sharon Borton, and 1 brother, George Shearer.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019, at the White Funeral Home in Independence, Iowa, with Rev. Tye Male officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Hazleton, Iowa. Friends may call for visitation an hour before services at the funeral home. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.