Dorothy O. Sanders

April 28, 1932 ‒ August 18, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Dorothy O. Sanders, 88, of Mount Vernon passed away on Tuesday evening, August 18, 2020 at Knox Community Hospital.  She was born on April 28, 1932 in Grundy, VA to the late Ervin and Bertha (Woods) Compton.

Dorothy was a member of the Centerburg Church of God and more recently was attending the Fredericktown First Baptist Church.  She retired from Johnstown Technical Rubber with 21 years of service.  Dorothy enjoyed reading, sewing, making crafts, but most of all she loved preparing the Sunday dinner for her family.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Alice (Dr. Bradlee) Spence of Fredericktown and Patricia Woodring of Millwood; sons, Curtis Sanders of Millwood and Garcil (Nancy) Sanders of Mount Vernon; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Foster Sanders in 2009; a great grandson, Dalton Taylor; sisters, Opal Elliott, Ellen Elliott, and Carol Lester; and brothers, Dewey Compton, Crawford Compton and Clifford Fields

A graveside service for family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Mausoleum in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with Pastor LJ Harry officiating.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Red Cross.

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  • Oh, Trish I am so sorry. I know what you are going through. Losing a mother is the worst thing . I love you all. Love and Prayers

  • So sorry Alice and family to here of your mother passing.It was a pleasure taking care of her while she was at Knox comm hospital.she was a lovely and beautiful woman. I know she will be missed.

  • Trish, your mom was an amazing woman! I remember working with her at Tech in the early 70s. She was fun caring and a hard worker! I really enjoyed working along side of her! May God wrap is loving arms around you and your family. Our loss is heavens gain! I just know she’s singing along with my mom in the angels choir.

  • Alice and Curtis
    My deepest sympathies and prayers at this difficult time. You had a special relationship with her. Hugs!

  • Worked with Dorthy the whole 21 years. Such a great lady. We had a lot of fun. But Dorthy was a very hard worker and she never missed work. I know you will miss her but be thankful for all the memories you have. Thinking of you girls during this hard time. Prayers for you.

  • I am so sorry and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I loved your Mother’s smile and kindness

  • No words will describe the loss you feel, but take comfort in knowing the beauty of Heaven is welcoming your Mom in glorious song! I am sharing in your sorrow and understand your pain. Dorothy was a blessing for me to know and I treasure her memory.♥️

  • We’re so very sorry about your mother. We and thinking of you and saying prayers for all. Sending a big hug.

  • Alice & Curtis, So sorry for your loss. I pray for you & your family to help with the pain you are all going thru. My deepest sympathy, Cindy Harris Pursel

  • We’re so sorry for the loss of your mother and such a sweet and loving soul. Aunt Dorothy was a special lady to many of us. Cherish the memories that you made with her, and know that she will live forever in your hearts. Our family is praying for your strength, comfort and peace in the days ahead. We love you and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss and that we can’t be there. I have not seen Aunt Dorothy in a few years where we lived out of state but she was a sweet woman. Now she is up there with papa and Jesus. The memories you have made will forever be in your hearts. We will be continuing to pray for your family.

  • Prayers for comfort to the family. I enjoyed talking with Dorothy. She always had a smile and loved going to Church when she was able. She will be missed.