80, Oblong, Illinois
No Funeral – It was Paul’s request to have his body cremated with burial of cremains in the Oblong Cemetery at a later date.
Paul M. Sanders, 80, Oblong, Illinois passed away at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Illinois.
Born in Oblong, Illinois on September 25, 1930, he was the son of Allen Sanders and Nettie Ellen (Weck) Sanders. He was employed 42 1/2 years as a caster with Case/Briggs Pottery in Robinson, Illinois retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, Oblong. He coached baseball and softball for many years in Oblong and enjoyed playing pool.
On March 18, 1950, he married, Darlene Parrott, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa & Daniel E. Jackson and Karla & John Van Schoyck; a daughter-in-law, Genie Sanders; five grandchildren, Phoebe Sanders, Jennifer & Todd Rogers, April Jackson, Jason Schoyck & fiancee Heather Biagi and Stacy & Joe Smith; nine great-grandchildren, Devon Sanders, Jerad Sanders, Lindsey Sanders, Sydney Michael, Olivia Rogers, Eva Rogers, Daniel Sanders, Paige Sanders, Alayna Smith; two brothers, Hobart “Junior” Sanders and David Sanders, one sister, Jo Carter and several nieces and nephews.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; one son Charles W. Sanders (July 2009) and several brothers and sisters.