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Thomas Sanders

Thomas Lyle Sanders, 84, Topeka, formerly of Lawrence, died Aug. 17, 2010, at Westwood Manor in Topeka.

He was born Dec. 16, 1925, at Lillis, the son of John Thomas and Edith Katherine Cain Sanders.

He was a custodian at Hayworth and Summerfield residence halls at the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He had also worked at the Diehl Meat Processing Plant at Valley Falls.

He married Fay Whitacre Aug. 23, 1980, at Lawrence. She died Jan. 14, 2006. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Georgia Smith and Mary Maxine Sanders, a brother-in-law, James E. Smith, and a nephew, James E. Smith Jr.

Survivors include two nieces, Jeanneane Watson, Topeka, and Maggie Smith, Lyndon.

Anatomical donation was made to the KU Medical Center.

Inurnment will be at the Valley Falls Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to Helping Hands Humane Society and sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, 810 Broadway, Valley Falls, 66088.

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