A native of Lambert Miss., she was a member of Grand Rivers Missionary Baptist Church and a retired nurse's aide at Marshall County Hospital Long Term Care. She was a member of the Eastern Star #138.
She was the daughter of Robert E. Lee Sanders and Dorothy Pearl Ramsey Sanders.
She is survived by her husband, Ernest L. Howell; daughters Rhonda K. Henson and Greathern Ann Howell, Grand Rivers; son Joseph Ernest "Joe" Howell, all of Grand Rivers; brothers Jimmy Ray Sanders, “Billy” William Sanders, Ricky Joe Sanders, Randy Clark Sanders, Robert Lee Sanders Jr. and Daniel Ernest Sanders; sisters Sharon Francis Blanchard, Memphis, Tenn., and Shirley Renee' Sexton of Arkansas; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother Mavis Cooksy Sanders; brothers Boyd Henry Sanders, Wallace Lee Sanders, Bobby Dale Sanders and Michael Darrell Sanders; sister Sandra Kay Sanders; grandson Aaron Michael Skinner and great-granddaughter Jayden Nicole Warren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Collier Funeral Chapel with Rev. Andrew Sexton and Rev. Mark Gill officiating. Burial will follow at Iuka Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Rivers Baptist Church, 1699 J.H O'Bryan Ave., Grand Rivers, KY 42045 or Marshall County Relay for Life, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003.