Jean Mathis Sanders age 89 of Crestview passed away Thursday night January 14, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born in Crestview on October 7, 1931 to Bill and Mabel Mathis. Jean graduated from Crestview High School in 1950. She worked for the Okaloosa County School Board and was the switchboard operator. Jean was known as the voice of Okaloosa County School Board. She loved to sew and loved her church, but most of all she loved her family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jean is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jack, an infant son: Douglas and 2 brothers: Richard and Smiley Mathis. Jean is survived by her children: Jan Saunders and husband Tom, Jerry Sanders and wife Kelli, Jack Sanders and Jay Sanders and wife Stephanie; sister Ann Soles; Aunt Vivian Harrelson; and sisters-in-law: Carol Mathis and Betty Curenton; grandchildren: Ashley, Jeffrey, Jerrett, Matthew, Jacey, Garrett, Janna, Julia; great grandchildren: Blayre, Jace, Maddie, Baylor, and Collins. The celebration of Jean’s life will be on Monday January 18, 2021 at First Baptist Church Crestview at 10:00 a.m. burial will follow at Almarante Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com
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