Vickie Sanders, 70

Vickie Lynn Sanders, 70, formerly of Wabash, died at 7:33 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester.

She was born June 15, 1947, in Van Lear, Ky., to Hobert Young and Eva E. (Brickley) Wilson.

Vickie was a graduate of Wabash High School and a member of Wabash Church of the Nazarene. She retired from Home Hospital in Lafayette, where her favorite way of serving was working with surgical staff to make sure surgery rooms were clean and ready for use.

Outside of work she loved showering her family and friends with good food and great hospitality. To the friends she met along the way, she was a giver of gifts and a kind and gentle lady who would listen for hours. To her children she was the Mom that laughed, cried, comforted, celebrated, and supported their journey. To her grandchildren she was the sweet, quiet, caring spirit that did everything possible to make them happy - she made us all very happy.  

She is survived by her two children Allen Helms of LeRoy, Ill., and DeeDee (Jeff) Dutton of Lafayette; six grandchildren Grace Helms, David Helms, and Katherine Helms, all of LeRoy, Haleigh Dutton, Sydney Dutton, and Alleigh Dutton, and a great-grandchild, Kaizlynn Dutton, all of Lafayette; her siblings, Linda Neal of Wabash, and Charles (Stella) Young of Paintsville, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Paul Young.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Kirk Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 1-3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

The memorial guest book for Vickie may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Nov 07