She was a graduate of Sikeston High School, class of 1965, where she was both a cheerleader and a member of Red Peppers. She was deeply grateful for the marvelous manner in which her classmates rallied around her, despite the distance, in so many ways during her lengthy illness.
She was a member of Tanner Street Church of God, where she was active in the music and youth programs until her move to St. Louis in the early 1980s when she became a member of First Baptist of Harvester in St. Charles County.
During her career she worked for Emerson Electric in St. Louis and later went on to obtain her realtor's license and worked most recently for Caldwell-Banker Gundecker.
She is survive by her son, Jeremy Thomas Sanders of Austin, Texas, and his fiancee, Brandee Morris. She is also survived by three brothers, Ted (Louise) Lopp of New Albany, Ind., Jack (Judy) Lopp of Sikeston and Dan (Pam) Lopp of Acworth, Ga.; two sisters, Bonnie Noles of Bloomfield and Brenda (Robert) Craw-ford of Houston, Texas; and many nieces and nephews including her loving nephew and niece, Mark and Sheila Noles of Winfield; and friend, Paul McAllister, who all cared for her so lovingly during her final days on this earth.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Baue Funeral Chapel, 620 Jefferson Road, in St. Charles.
Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Tanner Street Church of God followed by graveside services at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. John Neely, senior pastor at Tanner Street Church, will officiate.
The family requests donations be made to: Make a Wish Foundation 8251 Maryland Ave. St. Louis, MO 63105-3659