Florine M. Sanders, 94, Hays, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Via Christi Village, Hays.


She was born March 14, 1926, in Ellis to John and Agnes (Spies) Younker.


She married Alvin J. Sanders July 20, 1946. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and former gift shop manager of St. Anthony Hospital in Hays.


She was a former member of the St. John New Horizons Auxiliary serving as president and a member of Fort Hays State University Senior Companion Program.


She was a loving, kind and caring person who was generous with her time.  A creative and talented person who enjoyed teaching arts and crafts, including the art of making porcelain dolls.


Survivors include a son, Thomas Sanders, Wichita; a sister, Twila Griffin, Weatherford, Okla.; a brother, Walter Younker and wife, Mary, Hays; her grandchildren, Abbey and Scott Frantz, Dallas, and Dr. Thomas Jr. and Dr. Rebecca Sanders, Joplin, Mo.; and her great-grandchildren, Graham Thomas and Henry Pierce Sanders, Joplin.


She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Sanders; her parents; a brother, Clarence Younker; and two sisters, Lucille Staab and Katherine Schmidt.


Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Nicholas of Myra Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.


Extended visitation times due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Home and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS. 67601 and from 9 a.m. until time of service Monday with a Daughters of Isabella rosary at 10 a.m., at the church. Please be aware that social distancing measures and gatherings not larger than 10 persons at a time will be observed during said visitation times. If you are not feeling well, please use the on-line guest book.


Memorials are suggested to St. Nicholas of Myra Church or Alzheimer’s and Dementia Foundation in care of the funeral chapel.


Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com.


Services will be streamed live via St Nicholas of Myra's Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/StNicksHays/