October 30, 2018 at 3:00pm

Memorial for Laura Ann Strawn Sanders ’97

ARTHUR — Laura Ann Sanders passed away Tuesday (Oct. 16, 2018) in Lake Zurich.

She is the beloved daughter of Jill (nee Haines) and John L. Strawn; dear sister of Andrew (Jaclyn) Strawn; beloved mother to Evan Sanders, Ryan Jones and Megan Jones; beloved fiance and best friend to Chris Jones; and a dear aunt, niece, cousin and friend to many.

Laura  was born Oct. 18, 1974, in Champaign, to John and Jill Strawn. She graduated from Arthur High School and attended college at Millikin University in Decatur. Upon graduation, Laura married Dave Sanders in 1997 and welcomed their son, Evan Sanders, on June 30, 2010.

Laura loved to laugh and devoted much of her time as a mother and caregiver for her family while she worked full-time at Tangerine Promotions. She had such a caring heart for people, especially her sons, Evan and Ryan; daughter, Megan; and fiance, Chris.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at Arthur United Methodist Church, 128 E. Illinois St., Arthur. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at the church with the Rev. Bruce Weiman officiating. Burial will follow in Arthur Cemetery. Shrader Funeral Home, 431 S. Vine St., Arthur, is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials can be made to the Arthur United Methodist Church Building Fund, 128 E. Illinois St., Arthur, IL 61911, or the Champaign County Humane Society, 1911 E. Main St., Urbana, IL 61802. Online condolences to the family may be sent to hilligossshraderfh.com.



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