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Patsy Sanders

December 26, 1936 — September 21, 2015

Patsy Sanders, 78, of Caney, Kansas, passed away Monday, September 21, 2015, at the Coffeyville (Kansas) Regional Medical Center.

Patsy Marlene Harris entered this world on December 26, 1936 in Marion, Kansas, the second of seven children to James Earl Harris and Verna Fern [[]Bailey] Harris. She grew up in the Marion and Valley Falls areas of Kansas, attended schools there as well as in Caney, graduating from Marion High School in 1955. She attended Coffeyville and Independence Junior Colleges studying nursing and medical technologies. Patsy attended the First Baptist Church in Caney. She was a member of the Kansas Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses & Medical Assistants organizations.

In 1956, Patsy was united in marriage to Douglas Wayne Falleaf at Knotts Berry Farm, Buena Park, California. To this union was born their five children - Marcus, Teresa, Stephen, Stacie, and Nancy. The couple later divorced. In 1971 Patsy married Otis Erie Sanders at Miami, Oklahoma. To this union was born Amanda Raelene. Otis and Patsy had been married 43 years at the time of her death.

Patsy enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She loved to read and share her books with friends and family. Her candy-making was legendary, as was her many other cooking skills. Patsy's vibrant personality, wealth of selflessness and friendly smile will be truly missed by all of her family and friends alike.

Patsy is survived by her husband, Otis of the home, her six children, 13 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents James & Verna Harris, granddaughter Chelsea Marie Falleaf, and nephew Jimmy Dale Gordon.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at the Assembly of God church, Caney, Kansas, with Pastor Mike Morris officiating. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Potts Chapel Funeral Home, Caney. Friends may leave on-line condolences at


Assembly of God Church
Caney, KS  67333
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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