Sharon Sanders

Obituary of Sharon Lee 'Sherry' Sanders

Sharon Lee “Sherry” Sanders, 73, of Winamac, IN passed away Friday, June 25, 2021 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.  She was born on December 10, 1947 in Oak Park, IL to the late John and Beverly [Judae] Lenert.  Sherry graduated from Sacred Heart Academy.  She married Thomas J. Sanders on September 7, 1968 in Naperville, IL.   He survives. 

Sherry was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was also the friendly-faced license branch manager at the Winamac BMV.  Sherry was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac where she formerly taught CCD and worked in the office. 

Sherry’s greatest wish was for her children and grandchildren to always remember how much she loved them and know that she will always be with them.

She is survived by:

Thomas J. Sanders, Winamac, IN Husband

Nonie (Willie) Parish, Winamac, IN Daughter

Brian (Heather) Sanders, Monticello, IN Son

Allan Sanders, Winamac, IN Son

Laura (Joe) Fischer, Winamac, IN Daughter

Kayla Fox, Granddaughter

Morgan Parish, Granddaughter

Christopher Parish, Grandson

Jared Parish, Grandson

Taylor Sanders, Granddaughter

Kailey Sanders, Granddaughter

Hailey Sanders, Granddaughter

Jacob Sanders, Grandson

Joshua Sanders, Grandson

Aiden Fischer, Grandson

Weston Fischer, Grandson

3 Great Grandchildren: Wyatt, Hudson, and Leia

Barbara (Gary) Czyz, Sister

Jackie Lenert, Sister

John Lenert, Brother

Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

John and Beverly [Judae] Lenert, Parents

Albert and Eleanore [McMahon] Sanders, In-laws

Tyler Fox, Grandson-in-law

Nora Mills, Sister-in-law

Laura Lenert, Sister-in-law


Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Online Condolences may be offered at

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.




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