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Frances M. Sanders
Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison
Atchison, KS

Frances M. Sanders, 93, Atchison, Kansas died Monday, May 16, 2022 at Amberwell Hospital of Atchison.

Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, May 20, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Lawrence Church in Easton, Kansas with Rev. Jeremy Heppler as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Corpus Christi Cemetery at Mooney Creek.  A parish rosary will be recited on Thursday, May 19th at 6:00 P.M. at Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison with visitation to follow until 7:30 P.M.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association and may be left in care of the funeral home.  It was Frances request that funeral attendees are not to wear suits and ties.

Frances was born October 19, 1928 in Atchison the daughter of John H. and Ethel McCourt Ernzen.  She attended the Potter Elementary School and graduated from Potter High School.

Frances was united in marriage to John E. Sanders on June 2, 1948 at the Corpus Christi Church at Mooney Creek.  Mr. Sanders preceded her in death on February 10, 2005.

She was a member of St. Benedict Parish in Atchison, Kansas.

She formerly was employed at Lee’s Furniture and Kreske’s Department Store in Leavenworth, Kansas and later with the Fitz Overall Factory in Atchison, Kansas. She also assisted and worked along side her husband in their farm fields.

She enjoyed attending and assisting with auctions and restoring antiques and collectables.  Frances was also known to raise a large vegetable garden and flowers.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Sanders, Tavares, FL; three sons, Alan (Gail) Sanders, Aurora, MO; Gary (Linda) Sanders, Leavenworth, KS; Brian (Chris) Sanders, Lansing, KS; two brothers, Gerald Ernzen, Atchison, KS; Alfred Ernzen, California; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Frances was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence; Loretta; and three brothers, Robert, Raymond and Albert.

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