Hilda Lucille (Moye) Sanders

Born: Fri., Jan. 20, 1922
Died: Sat., Sep. 22, 2018


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 26, 2018
Location: Shawneetown Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Sep. 26, 2018
Location: Shawneetown Location

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Hilda L. Sanders, 96, of Shawneetown, Ill., passed away on Saturday September 22, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loved ones.  She leaves two sons; William Earl Sanders and wife Sharon, Mark Stuart Sanders and wife Debby, all of Shawneetown. Hilda has a sister Laura Josephine (Moye) and husband Jerry Hill of Ormond Beach, Fla. Also she is survived by one grandson, William John-Rufus Sanders and wife Lauren of Equality; three granddaughters, Heather Elizabeth Marie Sanders of Equality, Megan Michelle (Sanders) and husband Trevor Jolly of Harrisburg, and Jessicah Lynnette Sanders of Shawneetown.  Hilda was also blessed with four great granddaughters, Mattie Marie and Meredith Musial Sanders, Hayden Layne and Emmalynn Mae Jolly.  Hilda was born at her family home January 20, 1922 in the Thicket area of Gallatin County to Wilbur Rufus and Blanche Elizabeth (Glasscock) Moye.  She attended three years of High School in Omaha and graduated from Ridgway High School her senior year.  Hilda graduated from Lockyear Business College in Evansville, Ind.  Hilda worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio routing airplanes and supplies for the American-European War Campaign during World War II.  Upon returning home was courted by and married William Newton Sanders on November 17, 1950.  William preceded her in death on January 31, 1995.  Hilda was a long-time employee of Gold Hill Township serving as a Public Case Manager in the relief office for over twenty-five years.  She was an active member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Shawneetown for over fifty-eight years and served as church treasurer for over twenty-five years.  Hilda’s priorities in life were family, church, cooking and tending her flower and vegetable gardens.  Hilda loved being outside, and in her later years would sit on her deck to enjoy the weather and her flowers.  Preceding her in death were her husband, William Newton Sanders; her parents, Wilbur Rufus and Blanch Elizabeth (Glasscock) Moye; one sister, Dona Joy (Moye) McArthy; one brother, Wilbur Lee Moye. In lieu of flowers donations are asked to be made to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church of Shawneetown, the American Cancer Society; or Residential Hospice.  Visitation for Hilda will be held on Wednesday, September 26th from 10 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Shawneetown.  The Rev. Cherrie Wilkerson will officiate with burial at Asbury Cemetery near Ridgway.  

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Gary and Janice Hall
   Posted Sun September 23, 2018
Bill, Mark and families,
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a sweet precious woman. I will miss running into her a giving her a hug! We would love to be with you Wednesday but I have a medical procedure scheduled. Just know that our prayers will be with you.

Don and Judy Evrard
   Posted Sun September 23, 2018
To Hilda’s family, we send our deepest sympathy and prayers for peace
and comfort. I know how my parents loved her and I was always impressed and influenced by her Christian walk with the Lord. God sure gained a special angel. Well done good and faithful servant.

Larry and Tammy Mulvey
   Posted Tue September 25, 2018
To all of the family,
I believe that Mrs. Sanders lived a full and productive life. She raised two fine sons that we have had the pleasure to know. We are deeply sorry for your loss, but we are sure that Heaven has opened its loving arms to welcome her home. God bless you all.

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