Betty Lou Sanders, 71, Durand, Illinois, died at 11:09 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2012 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, after a lengthy illness. \r\r\n\r\r\n Born December 9, 1940 in Viroqua, Wisconsin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. and Anna Christina (Olson) Pederson. Married Earl Dean Sanders in Rockford, Illinois. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Durand. Betty loved her children and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Graduated from Durand High School. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include husband Earl Sanders, Sr, Durand, Illinois; sons Mike (Sandy) Bonebright, Rochelle, Illinois, Earl Sanders, Jr. and John Sanders, both of Durand, Illinois; grandchildren Michelle (Joe) Schultz, New Milford, Illinois, Brandy (Greg) Cathcart, Granite City, Illinois, Melissa (Jeff) Noble, Paw Paw, Illinois, Brittaney Bonebright, Rochelle, Illinois; great grandchildren Addyson and Rileigh Cathcart; brother Gary (Becky) Pederson, Durand, Illinois; sisters Judy (Howard) Talley, Winnebago, Illinois and June (Terrance) Denny, Durand, Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Daniel, one grandson, three great grandsons and sister Joyce. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral Ceremonies will be held at 10:00 a.m., Satuday, June 23, 2012 in Trinity Lutheran Church, 15585 Durand Road, Durand, Illinois with Reverend Keith Johnson of First Lutheran Church, Freeport, Illinois officiating. Burial will be in Durand Township Cemetery, Durand, Illinois. Visitation will be held at McCorkle Funeral Home, 101 Main Street, Durand, Illinois from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22. \r\r\n\r\r\n A memorial will be established.