Barbara Jean Sanders, 79, of Brazil, Indiana passed away at Union Hospital, in Terre Haute, on December 18, 2017.
She was born on February 15, 1938, in Vigo County, Indiana the daughter of Clifford and Catherine (Lanham) Balding. She married James Sanders on September 12, 1961. He preceded her in death in 1985. Together they raised 6 children: Terri, Larry Gary, Vickey, Jamie and Tom. Barbara enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, her dogs Sandy and Memphis, and she also enjoyed her birds. She loved attending church at the Church of Our Lord Jesus on Hendrix Street in Brazil.
She was preceded in death by her parents Clifford and Catherine Balding; her husband James Sanders; and 3 brothers: Albert Balding, Kenny Balding and Richard Balding; sisters: Mary Bailey, Margaret Lee, Linda Kay Balding and Evelyn Croy.
She is survived by her children: Terri Laughlin and husband Tom of Linton, Larry Sanders of Brazil, Gary Sanders of Brazil, Vickey Rudd of Brazil, Jamie Criss and husband Tim of Farmersburg and Tom Sanders and wife Mary of Brazil; grandchildren: Courtney Horning (David), Josh Lee, Malerie Rudd, Sabrina Rudd, Shayla Rudd, James Criss, Cierra Criss, Benny Criss, Lindsey Sanders, and William Sanders; great-grandchildren: Aubrie Lee, Aiden Lee, Thea Zimendorf and Benton Boswell; two sisters: Carolyn McClerry of Indianapolis and Shirley Salyers as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, In 47834, on Friday, December 22, 2017 from 11am until 1pm. Services will follow at the funeral home at 1:00pm with burial to be held at Bee Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.