Obituary: Arthur “Art” Noble Sanders

December 27, 1934 – October 8, 2022

Arthur “Art” Noble Sanders, 87, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born December 27, 1934, in Huron, he was the son of Harold and Catherine (McCain) Sanders. He married Donna Mae Brewer in October 1966 and she survives.

Art was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a 1953 graduate of Mitchell High School, received his Bachelor’s degree from Franklin College, where he played football, and received his Master’s degree from Indiana University. Art worked as a science and biology teacher for West Washington Junior and Senior High Schools. He was an avid sports fan and he coached football for almost 30 years. 

Coach Sanders had a 10-0 record in 1976, was an assistant All-Star coach for Indiana in 1977, and coached his team to win the PLAC championship in 1984. Art was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250 and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He enjoyed farming in his retirement and was a very hardworking man. Family was always important to Art who loved his family dearly.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Mae Sanders of Mitchell, children, Renee (Larry) Scott Doss of Mitchell, Lee (Carol) Sanders of Mitchell; grandchildren, Mason (Erica) Doss, Nicolas (Erica) Doss, Carlee (Dillon) Crane, and Jessica Sanders; siblings, Gloria Lyons of Atlanta, Georgia, Edna Riedenauer of Louisville, Kentucky, Cathy Sanders of Louisville, Kentucky; and 3 great-grandchildren.

His parents; son, Rodney Scott; and four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Cremation has been chosen with a Celebration of Life visitation held from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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