E. Sanders

Medora | Tuesday, January 18 2022 |

E. Elaine Sanders, 85, of Medora, died on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab with her family by her side.

She was born on December 11, 1936, in Shipman, to the late Dr. Charles and Clara (Brown) Burke.

Elaine married Kenneth Sanders on June 9, 1956, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Medora.

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and the Jr. Homemakers. Elaine enjoyed working on the farm with her husband, and horseback riding. She also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Elaine is survived by two daughters, Marsha Chamberlain of Brighton and Janice (Tom) McAfee of Medora; two sons; four grandchildren Brian (Christina) McAfee, Lizzy (Brandon) Rea, Craig (Erica) Chamberlain, and Laura (John) Kiser; six great-grandchildren, Ben, Audrey, and John McAfee, Oliver Chamberlain, and Lucas and Logan Kiser; sister-in-law Alta Sanders; several nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother William Burke; brother-in-law Robert Sanders.

Visitation will be held from 1 pm until the time of funeral service at 2 pm on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Medora with Rev. Stan Hunt officiating.

Burial will follow at Medora Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences and guestbook may be found online at

Obit Provided By:
Anderson Family Funeral Home

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