Jo Butler Sanders
November 13, 1938  -  March 1, 2019

Jo Butler Sanders

Celebration of Life
Minton Memorial Chapel
314 S. Hedgecoke
Borger, TX  79007
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
2:00 pm
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Highland Park CemeteryH
931 Sterling St.
Borger, TX  79007
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Alzheimers Association
415 West 8th Ave. #300
Amarillo, TX  79101

Hansford Hospice
707 Roland
Spearman, TX  79081

Jo Butler Sanders, 80 of Borger went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 1, 2019 in Spearman. Celebration of life will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Minton Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Jimmy Abel, Eric Bodmer, Jamey Maxwell, James Abel, Aaron Abel, Joseph Abel, Jakob Topper, Trevor Topper, Carlton Collier, Curtis Collier, Jimmy Topper.

Jo was born November 13, 1938 in Borger to J. W. “Bill” and Viola ( Hutson ) Butler. She majored in English and History at West Texas University. She retired with Borger Independent School District. She married Wendyl Sanders December 8, 1956 in Borger. She loved to read, gardening, traveling, being in the sun and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jo is preceded in death by her parents and Brother J. W. Butler.

Surviving are her husband Wendyl. Daughters Christi Abel and husband Jimmy of Skiatook, OK; Connie Bodmer and husband Eric of Helena, Montana. Grandchildren Jamey Maxwell and wife Kelly; James Abel and Whitney; Aaron Abel and wife Melissa; Joseph Abel and wife Kacy; Jakob Topper and wife Alyssa ; Trevor Topper and wife Alli. Great grandchildren Lauren Mayer, Jenna Mayer, Kinsley Jo Abel, Kendyl Abel and Hadley Topper.

Memorials may be made to Hansford Hospice 707 Roland Spearman, TX 79081 or Alzheimer’s Association 415 W. 8th Ave. Amarillo, TX 79101.


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  1. Renae Ward
    Houston, TX

    Heaven certainly gained one of the most beautiful and loving angels! I have such wonderful memories of this special Lady! Please accept my sincerest condolences. You are all In my prayers

  2. Lisa Gillispie
    Borger, TX

    My deepest sympathies to all. Very nice lady and loved by such a wonderful family. God bless.


  3. Bill and Holly Floyd
    Lenexa, KS

    Holly and I extend our heartfelt sympathy for your loss of your lifelong sweetheart. Yours was a true love story involving two wonderful people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will miss Jo very much, but treasure her memory forever.
    Bill and Holly Floyd

  4. Krista Fraley
    Apache, OK

    Wendyl, Connie, Christi and all- I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved Jo. She was always so sweet and absolutely beautiful inside and out. I’ll never forget her making us special treats for when we’d come for Halloween. I remember being so sad when she retired right before I got to have her as a teacher. Everyone wanted to get Mrs. Sanders. Thinking about you all! ❤️ Krista

  5. Florence wright
    Nixa, MO

    Love and Prayers to you and all your family Wendyl. May God surround you with his Love and Comfort during your time of grief!! I loved Jo since we were little children in First Baptist Church together. I know how much my best friend Lila loved her...more like sisters than cousin's. Jo was a Beautiful person inside and out. May God be with you Wendyl as you and I know we will see Jo soon so happy in the Lord's presence.

  6. Teresa Eakin O'Neal
    Milton, FL

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  7. Cathy Phillips
    Borger, TX

    I will always remember Jo's warm heart and caring eyes. She always had a smile on her face and will be missed. Sending prayers to Wendyl and family.

  8. Florence wright
    Nixa, MO

    Remembering you Wendyl and your girls and their families at this sad time. Jo was a wonderful friend for years. I know you will miss her but also know you are happy she is at peace and love's being with her Heavenly Father. God Bless you all and may God surround you with his Love and Peace.🙏🙏😇

  9. Lila Richards
    Dallas, TX

    My heart hurts with you right now. There are just no words to express my love for my beloved cousin. My prayers are with you and her entire family during this sad time. I love you all!

  10. dora lou snider
    Fritch, TX

    Wendyl, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I loved Jo so much when we were in high school and always enjoyed visiting with her in our later years. She will be missed by so many.

  11. Carmen & Weldon Lewis
    Montgomery, TX

    Throughout her life on earth, Jo, with her warm smile and kindness to all, was always a ray of sunshine. Her spirit will live forever through the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that she and Wendyl created, nurtured and mentored through the years, as as well as through the lives of her school students. Jo will be missed, but never forgotten.

  12. Troy Scroggins
    Dumas, TX

    I will miss you! Tell Grandma Widener and all our family "howdy!" Always had a great time, and thank you for helping me with my English studies! Romans 8: 31-39

  13. Lee Ann Tucker Cook
    Borger, TX

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. I will always remember Mrs. Sanders for her beauty, grace and compassion.

  14. Jim Dees
    San Francisco, CA

    I am so sorry to hear this. you two were very special.
    My prayers go out to your family

  15. Susan Jones
    Shawnee, OK

    So very sorry for your loss,, Jo was such a beautiful lady. Prayers that God wraps his arms around all of you. Love you all my friends

  16. Tambre Payton Lumpkin
    Midland, TX

    There is absolutely nothing that can be said that takes pain away, but eventually we make our way out of the dark hole into daylight — hopefully carrying a memory from the heart. I carry only happy memories from childhood of this beautiful kind woman. I'm sorry for your loss. Fondly Tammy Lumpkin

  17. Sandra Hefner
    Stinnett, TX

    So sorry for your lost. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you in this time of need.

    Longmont, CO

    Wendyl: Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. You have been a wonderful, loving and devoted husband for so many wonderful and then difficult years. God Bless you and my hope is that you can find peace in remembering the good times and know that Jo is now at peace.
    With fond memories and my prayers are with you.
    Barh Page

  19. Mary Ivey Ward Howell
    Florence, AZ

    So sorry for your loss but so happy Jo's in her Eternal home now and pain free. Praying for you and your family Wendyl. Jo was a beautiful lady, inside and out.

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