Bessie L. Sanders, 100, of Berne passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Swiss Village in Berne. She was born December 24, 1919, in Mercer County, Ohio to William and Maude (Cordell) Hamrick. She was married February 16, 1941, to Kenneth P. Sanders.
She attended Monroe United Methodist Church. She worked at Wayne Novelty, Decatur Community Center and CTS, where she retired after 18 years of service.
She is survived by two daughters, Julie (Myron) DeArmond of Decatur; and Sandra (Thom) Rushforth of El Dorado, California; daughter-in-law, Patti Sanders of Jeffersonville; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on February 24, 1997; son, Daniel K. Sanders; two brothers, Herman and Cloyde Hamrick; and sister, Virginia Landis.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the 2 p.m. funeral service on Sunday, October 4 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home in Decatur. Officiating will be Pastor David Myers. Burial will be at Ray Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Monroe United Methodist Church.
Arrangements provided by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the guestbook, click on www.hshfuneralhome.com.