Phyllis Sanders, age 86, of Neck City, Mo., passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017, following a decline in health.
She was born July 7, 1930, in Pontiac, Mich., to Bert and Nina (Petefish) Silvey.
Phyllis graduated from Alba High School in Alba, Mo.
She married Herman "Doc" Sanders in August, 1949, and had four children before divorcing in 1979.
She is survived by two sons, Randy Sanders and wife, Marcia, Van Buren, Ark., Rod Sanders and wife, Jane, Joplin, Mo.; two daughters, Rhonda Snyder and husband, Wayne, Neck City, Ragena Snyder and husband, Duane, Neck City; three sisters, Helen Johnston, Mablemount, Wash., Eileen Toepfer, Baxter Springs, Kan., Carol Jelinek, Carthage, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Matt Sanders, Adam Sanders, April Brann, Sheba Cook, Nikki Mayfield, Jennifer Waggoner, Zach Snyder; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Phyllis was preceded in death by one brother, Buford Silvey; four sisters, Jean Pierce, Luella Ferris, Norma Koehler, Janie Silvey; two grandchildren, Brian Snyder and Cody Sanders.
Phyllis retired from Big Smith Manufacturing in Carthage where she worked as a seamstress. She was a long time member of the Church of God (7th Day) in Joplin where she was a "door greeter" for many years. She loved meeting people, visiting shut ins, singing, and going on trips.
Memorial services will be held at the Church of God (7th Day) 2225 N. St. Charles Avenue, Joplin, at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday February 18, 2017.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home Webb City, Mo.
Published on  February 12, 2017