Obituary for Kenneth E. "Kenny" Sanders

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Kenneth E. "Kenny" Sanders

June 6, 1933 - July 12, 2017

Kenneth E. ”Kenny” Sanders, age 84, passed away Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017 in Brown County. He was a lifelong resident of Brown County.

Kenny was born on June 6, 1933, in Brown County to the late Dale V. and Helen I. (Zimmerman) Sanders. He attended Helmsburg Schools and went on to serve as a Private First Class with the United States Army. Kenny married Ada Louise Vaught on August 6, 1955 in Brown County.  She preceded him in death on October 14, 1999 after 44 devoted years of marriage.

Kenny retired in 1998 as a Bridge Superintendent for Duncan Robertson Inc. in Franklin after 35 years of service. Kenny also enjoyed farming and raising crops on his family farm.

He is survived by his companion of 15 years, Helen Keymon of Brown County, children, Kenny Ray (Sherry) Sanders, Pamela (Glenn) Hochstetler, John D. (DeWanda) Sanders, Debbie (Frank) Hilligoss, Bill D. Sanders, all of Brown County; siblings, Eileen (Woody) Wood of Oklahoma, Faith Sanders of Bloomington, Bette (Jim) Haley & Esther (Johnny) Myers, both of Brown County; 19 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Kenny was preceded in death by two sons, Roger Dale Sanders and Randy J. Sanders; siblings, Arthur, Gary and Daryl Sanders.

Kenny was a fan of Bluegrass music and enjoyed playing bluegrass music with his guitar for family and friends. He was honored with the “Kenny Sanders Day” at Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Festival in Bean Blossom for his love of bluegrass music. Kenny and his wife will always be remembered for hosting the Annual Sanders Family Corn Roast at their shelter house for the past 46 years. He enjoyed visiting the local casinos, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

The Rev. Fred Harrison will conduct a funeral service on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Unity Baptist Church, 7361 Spearsville Road in Brown County. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery with military rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Kenny to the “Kenny Sanders Memorial Fund”, PO Box 308 Morgantown, IN 46160.    

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, July 14, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm

Unity Baptist Church


7361 Spearsville Road, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: June 6, 1933
Died: July 12, 2017

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David & Ellen Percifield posted on 7/14/17

Pam & Glenn & family; Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all ! Our family will never forget those corn roasts and all the fun at your folk's house! Precious memories!!! (someday we get to tell our grand-daughter, Ada, about your mom, Ada; and all about her pink hair that one year before the corn roast!) Love you guys!!


Bob Snoddy posted on 7/13/17

I feel lost, knowing that my friend of over 20 years is gone. Kenny treated me like a member of his family and always had time to talk. I'll always remember the days and nights when we and others sat and played, and sang and talked way past time to go home. Kenny, I miss you already, Bob Snoddy


Laurie Letsch posted on 7/15/17

My deepest condolences to the family of Kenny, my dearest friend Linda Trimble is his neice and I recall many memories that she has made at the annual shin dig. Prayers to all the Sanders family and friend's that have been blessed and touched by Kenny. I know he will be sorely missed.


Jim posted on 7/27/17

I have special memories of Kenny in the 60's May God bless him and his family Love Cousin Jim Bucksot