Vallis Sanders

Vallis Sanders

Saturday, September 24th, 1938 Friday, October 4th, 2019

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Obituary for Vallis Colene "Colene" Sanders (Patterson)

Vallis Colene Sanders, 81, of Bonner Springs, KS passed away peacefully at the Piper Senior Living in Kansas City, KS surrounded by her loving family. The family will receive friends at a visitation from 5 to 7 pm, Wed., Oct. 9, at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs, KS and the Funeral will be at 10 am, on Thur., Oct. 10, at the Bonner Springs United Methodist Church at 425 W. Morse with burial to follow in the Edwardsville Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Church. Colene was born on Sept. 24, 1938 in Abernathy, TX. She graduated from Bethany Nazarene College and received her B.S. in Education. She started her teaching career in Dighton, KS while raising her family. She later continued her education by receiving her Masters in Education from Fort Hays State University. In 1977 she moved to Bonner Springs, KS and worked as a teacher for the U.S.D. #204. She loved working as a teacher for more than 32 years, during that time she received many awards and was a big part of many children's lives. She was the Outstanding Teacher of the Year both in Bonner Springs and Dighton, KS, Past President and Treasurer of the Bonner Springs K.N.E.A., Sinai-Timmons P.T.A. and the Edwardsville P.T.A. and the Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Sorority. She was the Reading Coordinator for U.S.D. #204 from 1994-1998 and received the Trendsetter Award for Setting up the Title I Extended Day Kindergarten. She was a longtime member of the Bonner Springs United Methodist Church and their Bell Choir. Colene was preceded in death by her father R.C. Patterson, Jr. and her second husband+She is survived by her two sons, Mike Reed and his wife Sue and Randy Reed and his wife Shelly, all of Bonner Springs, KS; her mother Floreine Patterson of Wylie, TX. One brother Ladell Patterson of Okeechobee, FL two sisters Lajuana Grindstaff of Wylie, TX and Barbara Brown of Tallahassee, FL. Six grandchildren Matt (Jess), Ryan (Jenna), Nicole, Caitlin, Micaela and Morgan. And five great grandchildren Jillian, Jayse, Leo, Wyatt and Mikah.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Alden Harrington Funeral Home
    214 Oak Street
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    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Bonner Springs United Methodist Church
    425 West Morse Ave.
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    Thursday, October 10th, 2019
    Pastor Charles Grant
  • Interment

    Edwardsville Cemetery
    S. 104th Street
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Steve and Theresa Schuman

Mike, Randy and family,
We are so sorry to hear about your mom. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.
Comment | Posted at 10:28pm via Condolence

Ellen Kalousek

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I do sorry. She was a great lady.
Comment | Posted at 05:42pm via Condolence

Peggy Reaser

Please accept our deepest sympathies on behalf of the Porter family. Colene was an amazing friend to my Mom, Charlene Porter. I imagine they are having a grand time reuniting in Heaven.
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Rita Hoag

My deepest sympathy to the family. Sorry to hear of your loss.
Comment | Posted at 09:08am via Condolence

Cathy Patterson

Colene was such a sweet lady. Prayers for the family, I am so sorry for you loss.
Comment | Posted at 07:51am via Condolence

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