Virginia Saunders
Virginia Saunders

Obituary of Virginia Lee Saunders

 

Funeral Services for Virginia Lee Saunders of Winfield, MO will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Calvary Chapel-Troy (28 Snyder Road; Troy, MO), with Rev. Wes Denham, church pastor, officiating with burial in Whispering Winds Cemetery near Winfield.  Serving as pallbearers will be Collin White, Josh Gross, Nick Howard, Derek Howard, David Gross, Christopher Cichon, Tanner Short, Kelvin Nelson, Daniel Teel, Sam Saunders, Taylor Howard and Stephen White. 

           
Mrs. Saunders, 87, passed away Tuesday night, June 18, 2019 at SSM St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis, MO.  Born October 22, 1931 in Belleville, IL, she was the daughter of Rev. Clarence Everett and Margaret Elizabeth Miller Nelson.  Virginia was united in marriage on March 21, 1975 in Troy to Dennis Allen Saunders.  She owned Ginny’s 66 Service in Troy for many years, retiring in 1986.  Virginia was a longtime member of Calvary Chapel.  She was a very good piano player and sang in a trio for a number of years.

           
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Clarence and Margaret Nelson; two brothers: Jon and David Nelson; one grandson, Jimmy Mac Teel; one nephew, Terry Nelson; and her beloved husband of 43 years, Dennis Saunders, who died July 28, 2018.

           
Survivors include three sons: Clancy White and his wife, Kristy of DuQuoin, IL, Mike White and his companion, DeeDee Mack, of Troy, and Tom Saunders and his wife, Linda, of Foley, MO; three daughters: Ruth Teel and her husband, Joe, of West Frankfort, IL, Brenda Gross and her husband, Scott, of Bellflower, MO, and Denise “Dee” Livingston of Winfield; fourteen grandchildren:  Samuel Saunders, Kalyee Berry, Nicholas Howard, Derek Howard, Christopher Cichon, Stephanie Mackenberg, Heather Katenbraker, Stephen White, Joe Teel, Jr., Daniel Teel, Holly Williams, Rachel Pollard, Joshua Gross and David Gross; twenty-six great-grandchildren; and three great, great-grandchildren.  Virginia also leaves her sister, Elberta Taylor of Huntsville, AL; many other relatives and friends.

           
Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until the time of Funeral Services at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Calvary Chapel.  Memorials may be made to Uganda Jinja Orphanage in Africa through Calvary Chapel, 28 Snyder Rd., Troy, MO 63379 in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home , 3838 East Highway 47, P.O. Box 253, Winfield, MO 63389.

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Wednesday
26
June

Visitation at Church

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Calvery Chapel
28 Snyder Road
Troy, Missouri, United States
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Wednesday
26
June

Funeral Service

2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Calvery Chapel
28 Snyder Road
Troy, Missouri, United States
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Wednesday
26
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Final Resting Place

4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Whispering Winds Cemetery
3838 East Highway 47
Winfield, Missouri, United States
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