Viola M. Sanders

16 Oct 2019 | 12:27

Viola M. Sanders (nee Guest), 96 years old, died peacefully at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, N.Y., on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019.

Born to Angus and Lizzie May Guest in Andover, N.J., she lived in Sussex, NJ for 30 years, then Pennsville for several years then back to Sussex, then Unionville, N.Y., for 32 years before moving to Goshen, N.Y., 4 years ago.

Viola worked for the Housekeeping Department at Newton Medical Center for many years before retiring. She was a doting mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Viola is predeceased by three daughters, Dorothy and Arbutus Ramage, Sandra Wildrick and 4 sons, Thomas Ramage, Robert Anderson, Floyd and Charles Sanders and 9 sisters and 4 brothers and is the devoted mother of Alice Henderson of Cortland, N.Y., Katherine Buchnam of Milford, Pa., Marjorie Hess of Salem, N.J., Harriet Little of Wantage Twp., N.J., Elaine Schoonover of Hendrick, IA, Geraldine Gould of Middletown, N.Y., Harold Sanders of Kershaw, S.C., and Larry Sanders of Unionville, N.Y. Dear sister of Violet Gould of Wantage Twp., N.J.. and Eva Hendershot of Newton, N.J. Cherished by 30 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

The family received their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, N.J., on Oct. 13. The funeral service was Oct. 14 at the funeral home. Interment followed at Clove Cemetery, Wantage, N.J.