Janet Lee Saunders, Oct. 25, 1960 — July 26, 2012, of Columbia

Friday, July 27, 2012 | 4:05 p.m. CDT; updated 8:01 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 27, 2012

Janet Lee Saunders, 51 of Columbia passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 at University Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Parker Funeral Service.  Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Janet was born October 25, 1960 in Tucson, AZ to Edwin and Eileen O’Connell Seckler.  She married Gary Saunders and he survives.

Janet worked at EDI in Columbia for several years.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening and antiquing and was a great decorator.

Survivors include: her husband, Gary of Columbia; two sons, Phillip Todd of Columbia and Kyle Pitts of San Diego; a brother, Ed Seckler; four sisters, Kathy Willingham, Patricia Kroninger and husband Larry, Dorothy Haynes and husband Gary and JoAnn McCormick and husband Kenneth; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barbara Matey.

Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

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