Eugene Newton 
‘Newt’ Sanders, 86

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Burlington, Ky.

Eugene Newton “Newt” Sanders , 86, of Burlington died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

He was born and raised in Sanders, Ky.

Visitation is 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Erlanger United Methodist Church, 31 Commonwealth Ave., in Erlanger, Ky. The funeral follows at noon at the church; burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger, with military honors. Linnemann Funeral Homes in Erlanger was entrusted with the arrangements.

Mr. Sanders loved farming and especially horses. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in August 1944 and served in the 1st Marine Division on Okinawa, Japan.

He married Ella Joan Schirmer in October 1946 and they were happily married for 66 years. Mr. Sanders was member of Erlanger United Methodist Church for more than 50 yars. Newt retired from the U.S. Postal Service in January 1985 and spent the next 20 years traveling throughout Europe, taking many friends and family on guided tours. He was a member of the 1st Marine Division Association and was a huge fan of Kentucky Basketball.

Survivors include a son, Barry Steven of La Grange, Ky.; a granddaughter, Melissa Barnett and a great-grandson, William Barnett, both of Charleston, S.C.; and a sister, Rebecca Lowrance of Louisville.

His wife, Joan, and daughter, Darla Gay, preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to  St. Elizabeth Hospice of Northern Kentucky. Online condolences can be made at LinnemannFuneralHomes.com.