ROANOKE – Dorothy Sauder, 92, died at 10:49 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.
She was born Sept. 3, 1926, in Roanoke, the daughter of Samuel F. and Barbara Bauer Martin. She married Willard J. Sauder on Oct. 7, 1951, in Roanoke. He died Nov. 23, 1979.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Brim and Kathy Finley, both of Normal, Judy (Larry) Hodel, Leawood, Kan., and Ellen (Eric) Bachman, Roanoke; one son, Tom (Mary) Sauder, Peoria; 10 grandchildren, Chad (Katie) Brim, Trace (Denise) Brim, Allecia (Jason) Steckel, Amber (Keith) Hopkins, Tom (Amy) Sauder, Samuel (Carrie) Sauder, Allison (Nick) Ruzicka, Pierce Bachman, Kristina Bachman and Breck Bachman; 19 great-grandchildren and two brothers, Robert Martin, Roanoke and Wayne Martin of the state of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Marjorie Rebbec, and four brothers, Howard Martin, John Martin, Lewis Martin and Eugene Martin.
Dorothy grew up working with her brothers at Martin Implement, Roanoke. She then worked alongside her husband as a manager with People’s State Bank of Roanoke for many years. Dorothy was a member of the Roanoke AC Church, rural Roanoke. Faith and family were the foundation of Dorothy’s life. She was a faithful servant to her Lord Jesus Christ for 73 years. Dorothy was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished the time she was able to spend with her family.
Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church with ministers of the church officiating. Visitation will take place Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and Saturday morning from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the AC Home of Roanoke.