Mary Acker Sanders, daughter of Julius and Orah Acker, was born March 21, 1938 in Defiance, Ohio. She is a graduate of Valparaiso University (Bachelor of Science) and Purdue University (Master of Science in Genetics). She taught high school biology and mathematics following earning her Bachelor's degree. She also taught biology laboratories at Purdue following earning her Master's degree. She become a full-time housewife and mother, and later became a tax return checker for H & R Block in Columbia, Missouri. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Darryl; daughter, Cori (Michael) Daines; daughter, Kim (Dale Bush) Sanders; grandchildren, Ben, Julia, Gabrielle and Samuel Daines; brother, Frederick (Cindy) Acker; sister, Ruth Trepanier; and sister, Norma Sorenson.\n\nMary's love of Thru the Bible Radio, the teachings of Dr. J. Vernon McGee, guided her throughout her adult life. She found support, inspiration and unconditional love from her Savior, Jesus Christ, and rejoices in His presence forever.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, please send any memorial donations to Thru the Bible Radio, Box 7100, Pasadena, CA 91109-7100 or online at www.ttb.org.