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Joyce A. Sanders
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Joyce Ann (Kunkel) Sanders, 80, of Indianapolis passed away to be with the Lord on February 8, 2017, at Greenwood Village South’s Pavilion of Greenwood. She was born in Indianapolis April 23, 1936, the daughter of George J. and Cecilia E. (Fink) Kunkel. Joyce graduated from Sacred Heart Central High School in 1954 and was a long time member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Robert D Sanders in May 2016; son, Joseph in 1958. Her survivors include her six children, Robert J. (Molly) Sanders; Julie (Mike) Thomas, John Sanders, and Joann (Wade) Yensel all of Indianapolis; Stephen (Ellen) Sanders of Carmel, Mary (Mike) Rebrukh of Trabuco Canyon, California; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2 to 6 p.m., at Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street (South US 31), Indianapolis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017, in St. Barnabas Church, 8300 Rahke Rd, Indianapolis, with prayers at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Joyce will be entombed at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Barnabas Church. Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry

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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home

6107 S. East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46227





10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Barnabas Catholic Church

8300 Rahke Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46217
Indianapolis, Indiana 46217


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