Rodney E. Saunders

January 19, 1956 ‒ December 01, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Rodney E. Saunders, age 59, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. He was born on January 19, 1956 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Gerald and Betty (Hardy) Saunders. Rodney was a 1974 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and worked as an independent painter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and tinkering with antique cars, but most important to him was the quality time he spent with his family.

He is survived by his father, his wife, Gloria (Burch) Saunders, whom he married on January 19, 1988, a daughter, Brandee Saunders of Newark, a brother, Rick Saunders of Toledo, Ohio and a sister, Karen (John) Peters of Washington Court House.

Rodney was preceded in death by his mother, his step-mother, Jane Saunders and a brother, Neal Saunders.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday beginning at 11 a.m. at the Palmyra Church of Christ, 21184 Zolman Road, Fredericktown, Ohio. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Rodney E. Saunders.

Memorial contributions in Rodney’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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  • I am so sorry to hear about Rodney. Joanie and I both hold you close in our hearts at this time of sadness and we are so sorry for your loss. In Christian love . Judy and Joan

  • Our hearts break for you. We pray for you daily. May God give you peace, strength, and rest during this difficult time.
    Randy& Lori Casto

  • We are so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort in this difficult time. Praying for you.

    Juanita and Elisha

  • I remember him when I was a kid. He was always smiling. I am sort for your loss. Sending prayers.

  • So sorry ! he was a light and a joy every time he came around. Praying for healing and peace.

  • Gloria,
    My heart aches for you in the loss of your husband. Praying God wraps you in His love and peace and gives you comfort that only He can. You are continually in my thoughts and prayers.
    Rhonda Wicker
    Servant’s Heart Caregivers

  • Gloria,
    You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sandy Nye