Mary K.O. Sanders

SALEM – Mary K.O. (Mitz) Sanders, 90, of Salem passed away on Friday Dec. 27, 2013 at Salem Community Hospital.

Mary was born in Brookfield Pa. on April 1, 1923, the daughter of the late Ralph and Emma (Ditty) Ohl.

Mary was a lifetime homemaker and enjoyed gardening, knitting and crocheting but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Mary was married to the late Robert L. Sanders in April 20, 1944. She was a 1941 Salem High School graduate and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Salem, OH.

Survivors include her two daughters, Karen Turnbull of Salem and Janet (Don) Kelm of Leetonia; four grandsons, Robert (Jami) Turnbull, Stephen (Joanna) Turnbull, Jonathon (Ashley) Kelm and Joshua Kelm; five great-grand children including Tyler, Chloe, Isaac, Alec and Ethan.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, and sons-in-law Donald Almon and William Turnbull; and a great-granddaughter, Magen Elizabeth Turnbull.

A graveside service will be held at a later date. Burial will take place at Grandview Cemetery in Salem, OH. Memorial contributions can be made in Mary’s honor to the American Cancer Society and the Salem Alumni Association. Friends and family may sign the guest register online at Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Salem, OH (330-337-6363).


(Paid obituary)