December 5, 1929 - January 7, 2022
Marcella Marie Sanders, 92, of Charlotte, a woman devoted to family, died peacefully on Friday, January 7, 2022 in Charlotte. Marcella was born December 5, 1929 in Fowler, MI, the daughter of Henry H. and Dorothy (Kowatch) Leik. She graduated from Portland High School and soon married her lifelong love, David Melvin Sanders, and the two started their family. Marcella worked as a teller at Michigan National Bank, and for the State of Michigan during tax season. In her later years, she enjoyed volunteering at Eaton Community Palliative Care Hospice Thrift shop, where she could partake in one of her favorite hobbies, people watching. Many will remember Marcella as dear friend, lover of dogs, and, above all, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Marcella is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Malerba; son, Mitchell (Angela Dorsett) Sanders; grandchildren; Marci (Jerry) Kohler, Andrea (Jeremie) Cherwinski, David (Nichole) Sanders, and Blair Dorsett; great-grandchildren, Blake Malerba, Carson Kohler, and David, Eva, Ana, and Jacob Sanders; siblings, Rosemary Fouts, Richard Leik, Elicia Rademaker, Francis (Pat) Leik, Larry (Rosemary) Leik, and Judy Feneis; loving goddaughter, Elaine Marshall; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, David Melvin Sanders; son, Michael David Sanders; sisters, Rita Secor and Joan Robinson; and several in-laws. Friends and family are encouraged to support Marcella's family by sharing memories on her tribute page at www.prayfuneral.com. A Memorial is being planned for a later date. Interment will take place in Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to either the Charlotte Fire Department Christmas Kiddies Program, any animal shelter of one's choosing, or the Charlotte High School Bird Feeder. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.
Marcella Marie Sanders, 92, of Charlotte, a woman devoted to family, died peacefully on Friday, January 7, 2022 in Charlotte. Marcella was born December 5, 1929 in Fowler, MI, the daughter of Henry H. and Dorothy (Kowatch) Leik. She graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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