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Susan Lee Saunders

d. September 13, 2019


Life Sketch for Susan “Sue” Lee Saunders

Susan ” Sue” Lee  Saunders, 73, passed away in her home in Wichita, Kansas on Friday, September 13, 2019.

She was born on July 14, 1946 to William “Bill” Novikoff and Carrie “Onilee” (Oliver) Murray in Lynwood, California.

She married the Love of Her Life Jack Saunders in St. George, Utah on March 2, 1963. They were both very proud in the fact that against all the odds they were married for 56 years prior to her passing.

Sue was not only an outstanding homemaker, mother, wife, grandmother, sister and friend she was also a pillar of strength, compassion and guidance for all those she loved and who cherished her as well. She enjoyed bargain shopping, HGTV, being with her family and “Counting Her Chickens”. She touched the lives of all those around  her with a Kind Spirit, Loving Heart and That perfect touch of Orneriness  & Mischievousness.

She is survived by her husband: Jack Saunders; mother in law: Carol Saunders; children: Nancy Love, Caren Saunders, Sandy & Todd Burris, Bonnie Saunders & Jackson Bradley; grandchildren:  Robert McLemore & Maranda Martinez, Chad Rumsey, Brad Rumsey & Alicia Rustan,  Jessica Clem (Bradley),  John Burris and Carrianne Burris; great grandchildren: Nevaeh, Gunner and Hunter Rumsey, Alexis “Lexie” Rumsey  and Khloe Phan; brothers: Leon Novikoff, Michael “Mike” Coverdale, Robert “Bob” David, Ronald “Ron” Saunders, Rick Blackwood and sisters: Nancy Jane George; Linda Novikoff, Lesa Coverdale ; Cherie David, Jonelle Blackwood,Mi-Ling Sauders, Karen Shultz, Cynde Goertzen, Elaine Saunders and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: David Novikoff, Donald “Don” Saunders; great grandchild Bradley Rumsey and other family members.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 20th at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. A public visitation will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19th at Petersen Funeral Home.   The family will there between 6:00-8:00 p.m. to greet friends & family.

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