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Eva "Gayle" Sanders, 95, of Zionsville, passed away March 5, 2017.
Gayle was born April 15, 1921, in Linton, Indiana, the daughter of Noah Arney and Eva (Day) Arney. A strong Christian woman, Gayle was a long-time member of Salem United Methodist Church in Zionsville. She loved to travel and enjoyed taking cruises. Gayle had traveled to Alaska, Germany, the Holy Land, Greece, and the Caribbean, among other places. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, doing needlepoint, working puzzles, and playing games. Gayle also enjoyed working in her yard.
She married Thomas F. Sanders on May 28, 1942, and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Doris Clark, Rosemary Austin, Ruth Jester, and Evelyn Crandall; and her brother, William Arney.
Gayle is survived by her children, Steven Sanders (Judy) and Janaan Hakes (Fred); her grandchildren, Melissa Sanders, Michael Sanders (Tiffany), Jason Schleitwiler, Jeff Hakes (Robyne), Ryan Hakes, and Julia Miller (Charles); and her 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 13, at Salem United Methodist Church. Burial was in Salem Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Salem United Methodist Church.
A tribute to Gayle's life may be viewed online at www.flannerbuchanan.com, where condolences may be shared with her family.
Published on March 13, 2017
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