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1945 Dee 2019

Dee Sanders

March 19, 1945 — May 8, 2019


Dolores Jane “Dee” Sanders, 74, lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill, was born, March 19, 1945, in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Robert Kenneth and Mildred Pauline “Polly” (McIntyre) Alexander.  She departed this life, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the John Knox Village Hospice House, surrounded with love and family.

Dee was a 1963 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.

On November 28, 1964, she was united in marriage to Donald Wayne Ballard in Pleasant Hill; he preceded her in death on November 6, 1992.  On February 14, 1995, she was united in marriage to Billy Gene Sanders in Lee’s Summit.

Dee was a Homemaker most of her life. She had also worked at Western Electric in Lee’s Summit, as a waitress for the B&M Café, Pleasant Hill, and as the activities director at the John Knox Village Care Center in Lee’s Summit.  She was a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church.  She enjoyed watching sports; especially the Royals and Chiefs, crocheting, and animals

Dee was also preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband Bill of the home; her son, Mike Ballard of Kansas City; three grandchildren; Adina Ballard of Rocky Comfort, Missouri, Alisha (and Tim) Dollins of Springfield, Missouri; and Austin Ballard of Marshall; one great grandson Nolan Dollins; her brother Robert K. (and Beverly) Alexander of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and many friends.

Visitation was held Monday evening, May 13, 2019, at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the funeral home.  Reverend James Butterfield officiated.  Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Casket bearers were Jim Alexander, Ray Murray Alexander, Butch Ballard, Tim Dollins, Wallace O’Brien, and Zack Stokes.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lay Clergy Food Pantry and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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