Debra Jo Sanders, age 54, of Quitman, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the White County Medical Center in Searcy. Born in Wamego, Kansas, on July 19, 1957, she was the daughter of the late Cleo Leo and Lois Ann Van Vleck O'Donnell.
Debra had been employed as a nurse's aide. She was a member of the Quitman United Methodist Church.
Family members who preceded Debra in death include her parents; one daughter, Serenity Dawn Sanders; one brother, Mac McConnell; and one sister, Betty A. Schneider. Debra is survived by her husband, Truman Eugene Sanders of Quitman; two daughters, Mona Sanders and Lou Ann Sanders, both of Quitman; one brother, Bill McConnell; two sisters, Jerry Sue Hurst and Rosalie Givens; and four grandchildren, Daphnee Patrom, Blake Patrom, Zackari Sanders, and Kassy Jo Kirkland. Debra is also survived by other relatives and her many friends.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the Quitman First Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc