Ruth Ann (Roberts) Sanders

February 9, 1945 ~ November 17, 2020 (age 75)


Dillman-Scott Funeral Home


Ruth Ann Sanders, 75, of Paoli, Indiana, joined in Celebration with Jesus on Tuesday November 17, 2020 at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She was born February 9, 1945 in Orange County, Indiana to Bailey and Pearl Riley Roberts. She married Richard Sanders on September 23, 1966 and he survives.


Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her parents, brothers George L. and Charles Roberts, and sisters Juanita Zehr and Betty Heitz.


She was a 1962 graduate of Paoli High School. Ruth Ann worked at Bob’s Superburger, Paoli Shoe Factory, and Paoli Shakeburger.


She had a special love for her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth Ann enjoyed long drives, her vacation to the Smoky Mountains, and flea markets. She never missed sending anyone cards for birthdays and anniversaries, even to Germany to friends from Richard’s Army days.


Survivors include:



                Richard Sanders                                                                                                                Paoli, Indiana


                Deron (Kelly) Sanders                                                                                                     Paoli, Indiana

                Dennis (Giovy) Sanders                                                                                                  Terre Haute, Indiana



                Deana Thompson                                                                                                             Paoli, Indiana



                Donnie (Kay Ann) Roberts                                                                                             Marengo, Indiana



5-Grandchildren; Racheal Sanders, Garrett (Tessa) Sanders, Michael Wisehart, Justin (Marcki) Hendricks, and Joshua (Madison) Sanders, and 8-Great-Grandchildren also survive Ruth Ann Sanders.




A public visitation will be Friday, November 20 from 4:00-7:00 PM. A private funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home located at 226 W Campbell St, Paoli, IN 47454. Interment will follow at the Paoli Community Cemetery. We ask that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.


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November 20, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dillman-Scott Funeral Home
226 W Campbell ST.
Paoli, Indiana 47454

November 21, 2020

11:00 AM
Paoli Community Cemetery

Private Services

Dillman-Scott Funeral Home
226 W Campbell ST.
Paoli, Indiana 47454

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