Wanda L. Sanders, 82, of Kissee Mills died Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Cox South Springfield.

The visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, June 6 in the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10:30 AM, Thursday in the Forsyth First Baptist Church with Pastor Jeremy Henson officiating. Burial will be in the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson.

Wanda Lavon Sanders was born Wednesday, August 21, 1935 in Cedar Creek, MO to Earl and Maiomi (Holt) Hankins. She attended high school at College of the Ozarks and graduated with the class of 1955. She met Birch Sanders in 1951 and they were married on September 3, 1955 in Harrison, AR. They made their home in Kingsville, MO. In 1970 they moved to Kissee Mills and opened the Sanders General Store. They later bought a farm on Beaver Creek where they raised beef cattle, hogs and later began a dairy farm. They also owned a feed store, restaurant and antique shop. She retired in 1992. Birch died in 2014.

Wanda may have been tiny in statue but was mighty in personality. She never met a stranger. She was a hard worker and a loving Christian woman with a great sense of humor. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The grandchildren affectionally called her "Wiggy. Wanda was a member of the Forsyth First Baptist Church and a Quilting Club at First Baptist along with the Calico Cut-Up Quilting Club.

She is survived by two sons, Dale Sanders of Branson, Doug Sanders of Kissee Mills; two daughters, Debbie Wilson and husband, Dave of Rogersville, MO, Cindy Carsten and husband, Gary of Hurley, MO; five brothers, Alfred Hankins and wife, Shirley of Warsaw, MO, Wayne Hankins and wife, Laura of Pleasant Hill, MO, James "Short" Hankins and wife, Emily of Warsaw, Lloyd Hankins and wife, Garlena of Warsaw, Darrell Hankins also of Warsaw; four sisters, Wilma Sue Van Dyke and husband, Ed of Warsaw, Mary Blevins and husband, John of Warsaw, Donna Shouse of Caney, KS, Kay Rogers of Independence, KS; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Birch Sanders; grandson, Skyler Sanders; three brothers, Virgil, Charles and Willie Hankins and a sister, Thelma Stone.

Memorials in memory of Wanda Sanders may be mad to the Together Forever, A Skyler Sanders Family Foundation, P. O. Box 645, Branson, MO 65615.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home, Forsyth, MO.

Wanda L. Sanders
August 21, 1935 - June 2, 2018
15945 U.S. Hwy 160 ~ Forsyth, MO. 65653 ~ (417) 546-6250
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home