Oletha Sanders
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Oletha Sanders
  • August 18, 1922 - January 20, 2018
  • Burnet, Texas

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Oletha Sanders, age 95 of Burnet passed away January 20, 2018. She was born August 18, 1922, in Sulphur Springs to James W. Strickland and Carrie Leavelle Strickland.
Oletha moved to Earth, Texas in 1940 with her family after graduating from Floydada. There she later met and married Marvin Sanders in April 1941. Oletha spent 26 years as the secretary to the Superintendent of Schools at Springlake Earth ISD and then 14 years as secretary of the First Baptist Church in Earth.
Oletha was a member of the First Baptist Church in Burnet and in December 2003 moved to the Woodlands Baptist Community in Burnet where her favorite activities were cooking, playing games, enjoying her great grandchildren and being of service in places where she was needed through her church and Woodland Activities. In February 2014 she moved to Country Oaks where she met many wonderful friends.
Surviving family include her daughter Pruda Fults and husband Harold of Burnet, sister Nita Colson and husband Clyde of Blunt, South Dakota, granddaughter DeLynn Bocox of Katy, grandson Jeff Sanders and wife Marla of Boys Ranch, Texas, great grandson Joshua Peace of South Carolina, and Jacob Peace of Katy, great granddaughter s Julia Bocox of Katy, great granddaughter Miranda Sanders of Katy, great grandson Mark Sanders of Katy, great grandson Clayton Sanders of Boys Ranch.
Oletha was preceded in death by her husband Marvin W. Sanders, and son Marvin "Sandy"Jr. and 10 brothers and sisters.
A visitation for Oletha will be held Tuesday, January 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home. The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday January 24 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church on Oletha will be buried at the Earth Cemetery in Earth, Texas.
Condolences may be offered to www.clementswilcoxburnet.com.
Arrangements and cremation entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet, Texas.