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Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home
Tuesday November 23rd, 2021

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Anna Jane Sanders

Anna Jane Sanders, age 74 of Marion, Illinois,  passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 12:25 pm at Herrin Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 10:00 AM at Mitchell Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Ivan Ryan officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Marion.. Visitation will be Monday evening November 22, 2021, from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM and Tuesday from 9 am until the time of service at the funeral home.
Anna Jane was born Thursday, February 20, 1947, the daughter of Milo H. and Mary A. (Stephens) Parks. She married the love of her life, James Lee Sanders Sr. at Arnold View Free Will Baptist Church on May 02, 1969 .

She is survived by her Husband, James Lee Sanders Sr, Daughter, Sheri A. & Rev. Jason Jean of Marion, Son, James L. & Holly Sanders of Mt. Vernon, Grandchildren; Sarah Jean, Joshua Jean, Johnathan Mackey, Maycee Jane Sanders, Brother, Stephen & Bev Parks, Several Nieces & Nephews. She is preceded in death by parents and brother-in-laws - Anthony Velasco and Clifford Libby.

Anna Jane was  born in Carbondale, was raised in Crab Orchard and graduated from Crab Orchard High School in 1966. She was a Personal Banker for the Bank of Marion for over 30 years. She loved her Lord and was a very active member of the Arnold View Free Will Baptist Church, serving in vacation bible school, the Women's Auxilliary, as a Sunday School teacher and with the Junior Church.

Family was very important to Anna Jane, especially spoiling her grandchildren. She also enjoyed painting and floral arranging.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for Children. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.

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Anna Jane's smile could light up a room. She spread joy and kindness wherever she went. We know she's in the arms of Jesus, so our thoughts and prayers are with the family for comfort and peace. We look forward to that glad reunion day when we are reunited with our loved ones never to part again. Bless you all.

Cheryl (Blumenstock) Milburn Nov 23 2021 8:48 AM

So sorry for your loss. Youre in our prayers

Joseph Havener Nov 20 2021 1:32 PM

Sorry to hear of Anna Jane's passing. Prayers for all the family. I won't be able to attend services. I broke my leg surgery is Tuesday. Hugs and prayers to you all.

Sandy Dimpson Nov 20 2021 1:04 PM

Dear Jim, Sheri, Jason, James, Sarah, and Josh, We are so saddened by the loss of Anna Jane! Your family is so special to us and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you guys and we are thinking about you during this difficult time.

Collin & Bethany Heyde & Frank Rentfro Nov 20 2021 9:39 AM

Anna Jane will always be in my heart! She was a beautiful woman and lived by her faith. She shared her family with me while we worked together. I always looked forward to their visits! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Tricia Nigro Nov 19 2021 5:27 PM

My condolences on your loss James and sheri. Anna Jane will be missed

Jesse ude Nov 19 2021 2:22 PM

Dear Jim, Sheri and James: Im so sorry to hear of Anna Janes passing! Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there with you during this time, but know that my thoughts are not far away. God bless you all during this time!

Sharon Emery Nov 19 2021 1:04 PM