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Sally J. Saunders, 91, of Charlevoix, passed away on November 6, 2021 at Munson Charlevoix Area Hospital. Sally was born on March 9, 1930 in Boyne City, MI, the daughter of James and Flora (Davis) McNeal.
Following graduation from Boyne City High School, Sally went on to attend Davenport College. She then worked as a secretary before she began farming chickens and cattle with her husband, Wayne. After retiring from farming, she worked as a bank teller for Huntington Bank in both East Jordan and Charlevoix before fully retiring.
She was a member of the Charlevoix County Farm Bureau, the Ravishing Red Hatters of East Jordan as well as the Barnard United Methodist Church where she served as past President of the United Methodist Women. While attending church, she started playing the organ at age 16 and did so until she turned 87.
Surviving are 3 daughters, Virginia (Richard) Metzger of Durham, NC, Susan (Mark) Schwenke of Peshtigo, WI, Diane (Gifford) Lawson of Superior, MI, daughter-in-law Dorothy (Dennis) Saunders-Dies of Alanson, a sister Betty (Herbert) Griffin of East Jordan, 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 7 nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were a son Blain Saunders Sr., her husband Wayne Saunders and her parents.
Visitation will be on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 4-8 p.m. at the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Barnard United Methodist Church, 15978 Klooster Rd., Charlevoix, MI, 49720 with Pastor Craig Pahl officiating.
Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Charlevoix.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Barnard United Methodist Church, PO BOX 878, East Jordan, MI 49727-0878, or The Charlevoix Food Pantry, 100 W. Hurlbut St., Charlevoix, MI, 49720.
Arrangements are being handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
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