Martha Sanders


Martha Alice Sanders, age 87, of Centerville, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2022 at her home.

Martha was born on August 2, 1935, the daughter of John G. and Clara (Stewart) Sanders in Centerville, Iowa.  After graduating from Centerville High School, she attended Iowa Methodist Hospital School of Nursing and after receiving her R.N. degree, she moved to Colorado, where she worked in Greeley and Denver.

Martha returned to Iowa in 1980 and pursued a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Dubuque while working in various nursing facilities in Waterloo.  Retirement led her back to her hometown, where she would live for 25 years.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, John and Clara Sanders; brothers, Robert, John, Russell and James.

Left to cherish Martha’s memory are her sister, Pat Petrides; her sister-in-law, Ruth Sanders; her nephew, John Sanders; and her niece, Carrie Sanders Roelf.  Friends to be acknowledged that were important in Martha’s life in Centerville are Margie Crowell and Richard Hayes.

Per wishes, cremation has been accorded.  No visitation or funeral services for the public will be held.  The family will conduct private graveside services at a future date.   Memorials have been established to the Appanoose County Historical Society, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, ATTN: Sanders family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at or on our funeral home Facebook page.

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