Michael Edward Sanders

Michael Edward Sanders, 72, of Belton, Missouri, passed away October 17, 2013 at Research Medical Center.

He was born September 12, 1941 in Norman, OK, son of Jesse  and Frances Sanders.  Mike served in the US Marines after graduating from High School.  He began employment with Missouri Gas Energy on May 25, 1964 and retired March 31, 2001.

He is survived by his special friend and companion of 27 years, Rebecca Russell, his daughter Lisa Edwards, son Phil Sanders, and daughters Jill (Ben) Macias and Katie Helms, one granddaughter, Genevieve, his brother Jim (Jean) Sanders, sister Judy (Ben) Weis and brother Steve (Sarah) Sanders and nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by many, many friends.

A Celebration of Mike’s Life will be held at 3 pm, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at The Doghouse Bar and Grill, 6109 Main Street, Grandview, Missouri 64030.


  1. Jess Paul,, Jr. on October 25, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Mike, although I did not know you well, I feel I do, as all of your friends have such wonderful and loving memories of you.
    I have heard, Mike was a great guy and I have never heard a word said that was negative of him, which is just about as good as it gets when you complement a person on the life that he lived.

  2. Frank Buster on October 24, 2013 at 8:11 am

    To not like Mike is un-American. Everybody liked and loved Mikey. That’s why they called him THE FOREMAN. Goodbye old friend.

  3. Dennis and Sharon Butlers on October 22, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Ours prayers and thoughts to your family and friends.Go Sooners.

  4. Dan Flavin on October 22, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Mike,you always were one GREAT MAN Iwas glad to call you my friend.

  5. Anita & Robb on October 22, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    My dear dear friend Robb and I had lots of fun sitting on your back deck drinking a cold one and laughing and talking im glad we ran into you just a few weeks ago it was so good to see you,we will always remeber you and your kind heart.God Bless

  6. Bob in Grandview, Missouri on October 22, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I am grateful for the life of Mr. Sanders. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

  7. Benny and Linda Yslas on October 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    God speed Mikey! You will be missed by many. Prayers to your family and friends.

  8. Chaurita Sherron on October 22, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  9. Janie Stark on October 22, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    To all Mike’s family, I know you will miss him, as will all his friends. He will always have special place in our hearts. He has been a true friend for more years than I can count. He is in a place now where he will not have any more pain. He has only good days with no pain and sun shine.

  10. Patricia Koeb on October 22, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Mike was always cheerful & full of the dickens! He explained & showed me some of the ropes when I went down to Gillis to work! He was always most helpful to remember ‘old projects’; that had some problems-but weren’t necessarily explained on as-built reports! Mike was always there to help or support in anyway he could! Mike will be missed; but he’s in a better place! May God comfort his loved one & family members by His Spirit and give you Peace!

  11. Janet Helms on October 22, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Mike, during the last 15 years, you helped my husband and me raise our daughter, and before your passing, even with her drivers permit you let her drive you to a couple of places!

  12. Rick Leonard on October 22, 2013 at 7:53 am

    I’ve never met anyone who was so loved by all, and yet never heard anyone whatsoever say anything bad or negative about Mikey. He will truly be missed…..

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