June Elida (Hasty) Sanders

June Elida (Hasty) Sanders


June Elida (Meidroth) Sanders, 93, of Novinger, Missouri, passed away Sunday (March 23, 2014) at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville.

The daughter of Alpha Ray (Bailey) Cooley and Arthur E. Hasty, she was born July 31, 1920 in Galesburg, Illinois. On December 15, 1945 in Pekin, Illinois, June was united in marriage to Darl F. Sanders who preceded her in death on October 5, 2008.

She was also preceded in death by her mother, stepfather, two sisters, Eileen Hays and Norma Smith, one brother, Ebert Arthur Hasty and her father, John F. Meidroth.

June is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dawayne and Sharen Sanders of Collinsville, IL; two daughters, Phyllis Gangloff of Overland Park, KS, and Claudia Kelsey of LaPlata, MO; six grandchildren, Ted Sanders and wife Tracy and daughters, Rachel June and twins, megan Margaret and Gwendolyn Marie of St. Louis, MO, Amy Sanders and children Zachary and Alissa of St. Louis; Emilie Branstetter and husband Dan and son Kal of Kirksville, MO, Curtis Kelsey and wife Nicole and children, Camron and Kaelyn of Kirksville, MO, Jason Atherton and wife Andrea and son, Dylan and triplets Nicholas, Blake and Lucas of Kansas, Kevin Atherton of Overland Park, KS, her sisters, Norma Smith and Twila Madson and husband Jim all of Mackinaw, IL, as well as many nieces and nephews.

June worked in Wichita, Kansas in an aircraft factory in the early 1940’s until she enlisted into the United States navy where she trained and served installing aircraft radio’s at Hunters College at the Floyd Bennett Airfield in New York during WWII. After serving her country, June married Darl and moved to Wichita, Kansas, later to the Martinstown community until 1963. She and her family moved to the Novinger community where she enjoyed gardening, quilting and later years continued to play her piano daily.

Funeral services were held today at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday (March25, 2014) at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville. Interment followed at Lone Pine Cemetery near Martinstown.

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