Obituary of Joyce Katherine Sanders
Joyce Katherine Ainslie was born in Monroe, Michigan on July 6, 1935. One of seven children, Joyce was the daughter of the late Kenneth Ainslie and the late Vivian (Morden) Ainslie.
She married Paul Sanders Sr. on November 11, 1952. The couple would be blessed with the birth of six children: Paul Jr., Bruce, Randy, Bonnie, Lori, and Kathy. Joyce cared for the needs of her husband and children as a homemaker.
She lived quite the simple life, enjoying the time that she shared with loved ones more than anything. Later in life, she would be blessed with grandchildren and she loved to have them over. Joyce enjoyed playing bingo in her free time.
Joyce Katherine Sanders, age 84, of Monroe passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at ProMedica Monroe Skilled Care and Nursing Center. In addition to her parents her passing was preceded by four children: Bruce Sanders, baby boy Randy Sanders, Bonnie Herrick, and Lori Sanders, three siblings: Deloris Savaren, Norieta Lindquist, Kenneth Hoekwater; one grandson: Michael Sanders, and a brother-in-law: Kenny Masta.
To cherish her memory she leaves two children: Paul Sanders Jr. of Monroe and Kathy Sanders of Texas; two sisters: Diana (John) Procy of Monroe, Novelia Masta of Colorado; one brother: Jay Gordon Ainslie of Texas; five grandchildren: Dawn (Chris) Sullivan, Paula (Julian) Campbell, Paul Sanders III, Cody Hutchison, and Corrina Wishard; three great grandchildren: Melissa Herrick, Michael Herrick, and Angel Sanders; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to current social distancing restrictions, a private service was held at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street (734) 384-5185. Pastor Don Brown of Calvary Baptist Church in Dundee officiated. Joyce's funeral is avaiable to view on FACEBOOK at the Merkle Funeral Service page.
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