Robert L. Sanderson 1921 - 2011 Lawrence

Paid family tribute

Military and inurnment services for Robert L. Sanderson, 89, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Sanderson died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 28, 1921 in Wray, Colo., the son of James Elvis and Frances Ann Smedley Sanderson. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1939.
Mr. Sanderson served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received the Good Conduct Medal and the American Theater Service Medal.
He was a life member of the VFW.
Mr. Sanderson is survived by four daughters, Carol Cheek and husband Michael of Lawrence, Betty Stellwagen and husband Larry of Perry, Patty Thomas and husband Bert of Belton, Mo., and Carol Smith of Sedalia, Mo.; one sister, Ethel Mae McKelvey of Lawrence; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three wives, Doris Jean Metzger, Gladys Elizabeth Groninger and Eunice Margaret Maxwell; two sisters, Eva Gladys Shore and Ella Elma Russell; one son, Arthur Tarpy Jr.; and two daughters, Mary Kreeger and Lorene Mitchell.
The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
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This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.