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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Obituary: Ina L. Saunders

  • Ina L. Saunders, 89, Marceline, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Pershing Memorial Hospital, Brookfield.
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  • Ina L. Saunders, 89, Marceline, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Pershing Memorial Hospital, Brookfield.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at Delaney Funeral Home, Marceline, with Rev. David Gouge officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Marceline.
    Memorials may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church and these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home at 1720 N. Missouri Ave., Marceline, Mo. 64658.
    Ina was born March 22, 1923, in Marceline, daughter of Phillip Edgar and Elva B. (Wiggans) Fisher. She married Frank Atkins Jr. He preceded her in death in 1952. She then married William E. Saunders on September 1, 1953. He also preceded her in death in 1992.
    Ina was a homemaker.  She became a Christian in 1938, was a charter member of the New Hope Baptist Fellowship, a member of the Bethany Baptist Church, and a Marceline resident all her life.
    Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank K. and Sue Atkins, Weston, and John W. and Lori Saunders, Rothville; brother and sister-in-law, Phillip Russell and Carol Fisher, Carthage; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
    She was also preceded in death by her parents; and two daughters, Sondra Louise Van Bibber and Janet Marie Carriker.

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