Bernadine Pauline Sander
1915 - 2013
Bernadine Pauline Sander, 98, of Moberly, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Meadow Ridge Estates in Moberly. She was born in Elston, Missouri on June 13, 1915, one of nine children, to Henry and Josephine (Gratz) Hackman. She spent her early years in Glasgow where she attended Catholic school in the Aholt Bottom north of Glasgow and later graduated from the eighth grade at St. Mary's Catholic School in Glasgow. Bernadine worked at various domestic jobs for several years in St. Louis, Glasgow and Moberly. It was at a house dance in Moberly that a mutual friend introduced her to a young man named Ed Sander. Their friendship led to their marriage on May 1, 1940. She and Ed lived and worked together on their very successful dairy farm until his death in 1976. In 1964 they received the State Balanced Farming Award, which was presented to them at the Missouri State Fair. She worked for many years in the St Pius X School cafeteria. Over the course of time, she sewed and patched many pieces of clothing and embroidered numerous pieces for her children, grandchildren and great-grand- children. Bernadine had a "green thumb" and her flowers were the envy of the neighborhood. She loved gardening and always had a vegetable garden, tended fruit trees and raised chickens. She sewed most of her own clothing and canned her own fruits and vegetables. Bernadine was also a great cook and baker. The family often enjoyed delicious dinners with produce from her garden and the chickens she raised. Three of the family favorites were her homemade bread, cinnamon rolls and rhubarb dessert. When the grandchildren asked what was for dinner, her reply was "pig's feet and cauliflower." In addition to her husband, those preceding her in deathinclude her parents, her twin brother, her older brother, four sisters and a grandson. She is survived by her children: Jerome (Jan) Sander of Columbia, Mary Jo (Richard) Partney of Ashland, Ted (Therese) Sander of Moberly, John (Karen) Sander of Jefferson City; two sisters, Mary Lee Rovira and Sister Clarita Hackman; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Having generously donated her body to science, there will be a Memorial Mass of the Resurrection in her memory on September 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Moberly. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to St. Pius X Catholic Church in Moberly. Pathway Memorial Funeral Home in Moberly is assisting with the arrangements.
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