Rosemary D. Sanders
Rosemary D. (DeHart) Sanders, 84, passed away after a courageous, seven-year battle with PsP (progressive supernuclear palsy) on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at the Franklin United Methodist Community. She was a resident of Bargersville.
Rosemary was born in Clark Township in Johnson County on March 18, 1929, to her parents, the late Herman “Mike” and Teresa (Gallagher) DeHart. She was a 1947 graduate of Trafalgar High School. She retired in 1987 as the secretary for the middle school guidance department of Center Grove Community School Corp. Before that, Rosemary worked in the personnel department for Eli Lilly & Co. for eight years. She also worked alongside her husband in the family business, Sanders Auction Services, as the cashier.
Rosemary is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 63 years, Richard A. Sanders, whom she married on Sept. 16, 1950, in Franklin. Together they raised two sons, Larry R. (Cathy) Sanders of Bargersville and Bruce A. Sanders of Greenwood. She was the grandmother of Courtney M. (Jeff) Lasiter of Greenwood, Emily C. Sanders of Las Vegas and Nathan B. (Abbey) Sanders of Greenwood. She also is survived by three siblings, Joseph (Nancy) DeHart of Trafalgar, Herman (Dianne) DeHart of Georgetown, Texas, and John DeHart of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews.
Rosemary was preceded in death by one sister, Delores DeHart; and three brothers, George, Donald and Russell DeHart.
She attended the Mount Auburn United Methodist Church in Greenwood and was a member of the Bargersville Republican Women’s Club. She was a former Republican vice precinct committee
member for several years and formerly was a Cub Scout den mother. She enjoyed working in her rose gardens.
The Rev. Dr. J. Wesley Hertel will conduct a graveside service at 10 a.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, 1977 S. State Road 135 in Greenwood. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Rosemary to the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44195.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Sanders family at meredith-clark.com.