21 March, 1939 – 19 November, 2020
Donna Ilene Sanders, 81, of Fishers, passed away on November 19th.
Visitation will be on December 19th, 2020 at the Gothic Chapel of Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN from 1:00 – 3:00 PM with a funeral service proceeding. Dr. Steve Ebling from New Hope Presbyterian Church will be officiating. Burial will occur at Crown Hill Cemetery at a future date.
Donna was born in Danville, IL to Leo and LaVerne Farris on March 21, 1939. She grew up on a farm and went to school in Ridgefarm, IL where she discovered her love of music. She played saxophone in the Glee Club, won many medals in music competitions and sang in the choir. She married Don Sanders on December 21, 1958 in Ridgefarm, IL. Donna graduated from business college and worked administrative jobs to support her new husband as he was completing studies at Bradley University. In later years, she worked as a medical transcriptionist for Neurology of Indianapolis.
Donna was kind of heart and strong of faith. She loved her grandchildren, Grant and Alina, immensely.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Leo and LaVerne Farris, her brother, Phil Farris and her niece, Diana Hanthorne.
Donna is survived by her husband of 61 years, Don H. Sanders of Fishers, IN, sons David (Kathy) Sanders and Drew (Vanessa) Sanders, both of Indianapolis, grandson Grant Sanders and granddaughter Alina Sanders
The family of Donna wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the nurses and staff at the Memory Care Unit at Allisonville Meadows.
Saturday, 19 December , 2020
Carol and Harry Klepsteen
December 5, 2020
We are Carol and Harry Klepsteen and presently live in Cape Coral, Florida. We met Donna and Don when we moved to Centreville, Virginia and they became our next door neighbors.....later our best friends. Donna was so sweet, gentle and kind and we loved her. We can't separate Donna from Don, as we always did things together as a couple. We spent birthdays, holidays, concerts at the Kennedy Center, vacations together in the Pocono Mountains, and a West Virginia resort. We loved to play cards together and share a meal. We didn't really have to do anything special because we just enjoyed each other's company. Donna got me started going back to church and we went to the Methodist church in Centreville as a family. We have many beautiful memories of Donna and Don and they both are in our hearts forever. All our condolences to Don and the family. Peace to you, Carol and Harry Klepsteen
Sherri & Steve Goudy
November 21, 2020
Through the many years we have known Donna and Don, there are so many good memories that started in Northern Virginia where we met them as neighbors. Memories of: progressive dinners with several neighbors, going to local military band concerts in the DC area, and just many get togethers at each other's house. Our memories continued to build when they moved to Chapel Hill, and also to Indianapolis. Always enjoyed visiting and chatting. Donna was such an uplifting and wonderful person. Will miss her and have so many good memories to reflect back on.