Carol Elaine Saunders 97, was born in Lancaster, WI. to Minnie Eck and
William Quick on Dec. 16, 1922. 1939 the family moved to Glendale, CA. On
Feb. 20 1943 she married Jack B. Saunders in Glendale. He died Feb. 18, 1985 in North Kansas City, MO. She moved to Newton in Mar.1985 where she transferred her
membership to the First Baptist Church in Newton. She passed away Jan. 30, 2020.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, one son Donald Saunders,
Daughter-in-law, Susan Saunders, her parents and one sister and four brothers.
She is survived by five children: Jack Saunders, Ronald Saunders and wife Elaine, Jonell Blackwood and husband Rick, Karen Shultz and husband Bob, Cynthia Goertzen and husband Keith, and Daughter-in-law Mi ling Saunders. She has 20 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, 14 great, great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Richard Quick and wife Phyllis. Sisters-in-law, Francis
Quick, and Barbara Quick.
She had a home day care for several years in Lyons, Kansas and Newton. She enjoyed being a homemaker and loved and enjoyed her family, friends and neighbors. She was active in church activities and at Wheatland Homes where she resided until moving to Presbyterian Manor. She was on the North Newton Housing Board for 4 years. She was also a past member of the “Mother of Twins” club in El Dorado.
Graveside committal service will be 3:00 p.m., Wednesday February 5, 2020 at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton with Pastor Chip Bungard presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Good Shepherd Hospice or the Newton Presbyterian Manor “Employee Fund” in care of Petersen Funeral Home.