John O. Sanders

January 07, 1932 ‒ January 07, 2010

Howard, Ohio

John O. Sanders, age 78, of Howard, died on his 78th birthday ,Thursday January 7, 2010 at the home of his daughter in Grove City, Ohio. John was born January 7, 1932 in Franklin, Pennsylvania to Eugene and Ruth (Barlett) Sanders. He served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. John had been employed at Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company in Franklin, Pennsylvania for 20 years and retired from the J. B. Foote Foundry in Fredericktown.

John was a member of the Howard Christian Church in Howard and the Dan Stone Post of the American Legion in Mount Vernon.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law Vickie and Ted Armentrout of Grove City, Ohio; his sisters and brothers-in-law Louise and Richard Detar of Falls Creek, Pennsylvania and Diane and Richard Shreffler of Emlenton, Pennsylvania; his brothers and sisters-in-law Glenn and Audene Sanders of Nickleville, Pennsylvania, Gary and Evelyn Sanders of Oakton, Virginia and Dale and Kathy Sanders of Emlenton, Pennsylvania and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife Norma Sanders and his son Bruce Sanders.

Friends may call on Sunday from 1pm to 3pm at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where funeral services will follow at 3pm with Mr. Ben McKinstry officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Howard.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Howard Christian Church and left at the funeral home.

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The Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon are honored to have been chosen to serve the family of John O. Sanders.