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Jessie W. Sanders

June 18, 1933 ~ December 25, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Jessie Sanders Obituary


  Jessie W. Sanders, 90, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, December 25, 2023 at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

  She was born June 18, 1933 in Ripley Co., IN. to Russell Duncan and Norma (Pratt) Duncan.

 Jessie attended school in Milory, IN., and also attended Vine Street Methodist Church.

Jessie worked at the Garmet Factory for 12 years then she spent 15 years with Western Electric before

retiring in 1984.

She loved going to McDonald’s and spending time with her friends.  Jessie also enjoyed watching her humming birds.  Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Jessie married Robert Hampton on July 22, 1950 and he preceded her in death on January 3, 1963.  She then married Donald Sanders on December 8, 1973 and preceded her in death on October 26, 2016.

Jessie is survived by her daughter, Angie Phares (companion, Marty Green); her daughter-in-law, Linda Hampton; her grandchildren, Jodi (husband, Jeff) Hardt, Kelli (husband, Doug) Warner, Danielle Phares (companion, Jared Hoop), Dustin (wife, Stephanie) Phares, Brenda Hubbard, Billie Goodwin, Christy Black, Leslie Faris, Shannon Hogue; her great-grandchildren, Nathan, Caydon, Corbyn, Ari, Alex, Oliver, Cashton; her sister, Melvalena Brock; and her brother, Larry (wife, Ging) Duncan; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Suzie.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Ray Hampton; her sisters, Dorothy Sweet and Laura “Jeree” Smith; her brothers, Clarence Duncan, Howard Duncan; and her step-daughter, Debbie Meadows.

  Visitation will be Tuesday, January 2, 2024 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Andy Lee officiating.

  Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery.

  Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks, and Darin Schutt are honored to serve Jessie’s family.

  Memorial contributions may be given to the Jessie Sanders Memorial Fund, in care of Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN. 46176.

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January 2, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Murphy - Parks Funeral Service (S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville)

Funeral Service
January 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Murphy - Parks Funeral Service (S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville)


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