Memorial services for Mr. Ansel Milton “Butch” Sanderson, 87, of Louisiana, Missouri, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Randall Cone will officiate. Visitation will be held from noon until time of service at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be held at 2 p.m. by members of Perservance Lodge #92 at the funeral home.
Butch passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana.
He was born May 9, 1925, in Dover, Missouri, the son of Bunyon Milton Sanderson and Reeta Robinson Sanderson.
He married Carolyn Inez Stoddard October 22, 1965, at Bowling Green, Missouri, and she survives. Other survivors include: one daughter, Gina Stephensen, of Louisiana, Missouri; three sons: Art Stoddard (Lori) of Largo, Florida, Randy Stoddard (Pam) of Republic, Missouri, and Jeffrey Stoddard of Kaufman, Texas; six granddaughters: Aleasha Kiel and Wood Elliott both of St. Charles, Missouri; Amber Sterne (Bill), Jamie Sterne and Corey Anderson all of Louisiana, Missouri; Melissa Lesley of Bowling Green, Missouri; Randi Jo Miller (Caleb) of Republic, Missouri; Brooke Gardner (Alex) of Nixa, Missouri; six great-granddaughters: Abagail White, Camilla Sterne, Brooke Anderson, Savannah Marie Anderson and Payten Anderson all of Louisiana, Missouri, and Savannah Jo Miller of Republic, Missouri; two great-grandsons: Layne Miller of Republic, Missouri, and Leim Elliott, of St. Charles, Missouri; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Reeta Sanderson Turnbul; father, Bunyon Sanderson; stepfather, Claude Turnbul and sister Snookie Jenkins.
He had been employed at Hercules Chemical Company in Louisiana, Missouri, as an electrician for a few years. He was later employed by the Corps of Engineers as an Electrician at Lock and Dam 24 in Clarksville, Missouri, until his retirement.
He was a veteran serving with the United States Navy during World War II.
He was a member of the Elmwood Presbyterian Church in Louisiana; a 61 year member of the IBEW Local 350 of Hannibal, Missouri; a 51 year member of Masonic Lodge #92, and a member of the American Legion Post 370 in Louisiana.
Memorials may be given to Pike County Home Health & Hospice or Elmwood Presbyterian Church in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Dr., Louisiana, M0 63353