Cumberland Times-News


July 3, 2013


OAKLAND — Wilda Juanita Sanders, 89, of Oakland, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at her residence.

Born on June 13, 1924, in Oakland, she was the daughter of the late Harry Oscar and Daisy (White) Durst. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Sanders; a sister, Annie Barr and two brothers, Roy Durst and Floyd Durst.

She was a life member and past commander of the Mt. Top Chapter 29 Disabled American Vets, a member of the Youghiogheny Glade Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and St. John's Lutheran Church.

Wilda was a former Cub Scout, Boy Scout and 4-H Leader and was also recognized for 30 years of volunteering at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home. She was a 1931 graduate of Oakland High School.  

She is survived by her son, Rev. Gerald Sanders and wife Shirley, of Lower Burrell, Pa.; a grandson, Joel Sanders; sister-in-law, Georgie Durst and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Friday, July 5, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N. 2nd St., Oakland.

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Regina Beard officiating.

Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery.

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