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Robert R. Sanders

Robert R. Sanders

Deceased (1943-2002)

Robert R. Sanders,  was a life resident of the Canton area and a Graduate of Lincoln High School. He attended the Ohio State University and Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Cincinnati College of Embalming. Bob was a member and past president of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association District 16. Charter member and past president of the Canton South Rotary where he was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow. He was a charter member and board member of the Canton South YMCA and a recipient of the Red Triangle. Member of the Canton South Lions Club, Stark Wilderness Center, and the Lincoln Alumni. Bob was a life member of the 38th Street Church of Christ where he had served as a Deacon. Bob served as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Homes for 37 years, at the time of his death; he was the owner/operator and president of the corporation.


R. Scott Sanders

R. Scott Sanders

Funeral Director & Embalmer

R. Scott Sanders, a second generation licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, and pre-need counselor, president of Kreighbaum-Sanders and Sanders Funeral Homes. Scott is a life resident of Canton and East Canton and a graduate of Canton South High School. He attended the Ohio State University and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, where he received a degree in Mortuary Science. He is a member and past president of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association District 16. Scott has volunteered for 26 years with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival where he served as Chairman for various committees and in 2002 was the General Chairman of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival. He was active in the former East Canton Lions Club and an active member of the East Canton Rotary Club where he is a charter member and past president. Scott also is a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Buckeye Council Advisory Board, and was the chairman of the Osnaburg Township Citizens Fire Department Committee. Scott had served as a wrestling coach with the Canton Local School System for 6 years. He is the recipient of the 1999 Canton Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, 2014 Osnaburg Citizen of the Year and the Stark County Grange Community Volunteer of the Year. He is a member of Indian Run Christian Church where he currently serves as an Elder. Scott operates a small hobby farm where he raises beef cattle which started out as a 4-H project for his children. Scott and his wife, Julie, have three sons, Chase, Brock and Drew.


Randall J. Sanders

Randall J. Sanders

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Randall J. Sanders, a second generation licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and pre-need counselor for the Kreighbaum-Sanders and Sanders Funeral Homes. Randy serves as Secretary-Treasurer for Sanders Funeral Homes, Inc. Randy graduated from Canton South High School in 1985 and attended Bowling Green State University. He graduated Cum Laude from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1988 where he received his bachelor of Mortuary Science degree. He is a member and past president of District #16 Ohio Funeral Directors Association. Randy and his wife Heidi have two sons, Adam & Jack.


Samantha L. Speicher

Samantha L. Speicher

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Samantha L. Speicher is a fourth generation funeral director and has been actively involved in the funeral profession for more than 5 years as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. In addition to her position with Sanders Funeral Homes, she continues to serve as a Funeral Director for the family owned, Lantzer Funeral Home in Beach City, Ohio.  Samantha received her Bachelor of Business Degree from Thiel College and a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2009. She currently holds the rank of Specialists in the United States Army National Guard. She is an active member of the Beach City American Legion Post #549 and is also a Mary Kay independent Beauty Consultant.  Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, friends, the outdoors, craft making, spending time with her cats and new puppy “Millie”. 


Julie L. Sanders

Julie L. Sanders

Administrative Assistant

Julie L. Sanders, Administrative Assistant for the Kreighbaum-Sanders and Sanders Funeral Homes. She was born in Coshocton, Ohio and spent most of her childhood in the Canton area. She is a graduate of Canton South High School, and received her bachelor degree in Foods and Nutrition from The University of Akron. Julie is a member of Indian Run Christian Church where she serves as a Sunday school teacher and volunteers with the local school districts. She and her husband Scott have three children Chase, Brock and Drew. When not working, Julie enjoys gardening, outdoors, sports, spending quality time with her family and pets.


William E. Slish

William E. Slish

General Operations & Information Technology Manager

William E. Slish  was born in Canton, Ohio, one of six children, he and his wife Kendra and his daughters reside in Dover, OH. He graduated from GlenOak High School in Canton, and Kent State University. He honorably served in the United States Air Force. He has been employed with the Sanders Funeral Homes for 18 years. He currently is a member of the Kent State University Alumni. His hobbies include computers, woodworking, remodeling, swimming, photography Photoshop, video and web design. 



Brian D. Lowery

Brian D. Lowery

Assistant of Operations

Brian D. Lowery, Assistant of Operations for the Kreighbaum - Sanders and the Sanders Funeral Home.  He was born in Canton, Ohio one of two children.  He has been a life resident of the East Canton community and a 1979, graduate of East Canton High School and attended Stark State College.  He has four children and two grandchildren whom he is extremely proud of.  Brian is an active member in the Indian Run Christian Church.  He is the former owner operator of Town and Country IGA, in Waynesburg, OH, where he received numerous Excellence Awards for his efficiency and community involvement.  He was appointed Fiscal Officer for Osnaburg Township in 2013 and was elected to the same position in the fall of that year and again in 2015.  He currently maintains the role as the Osnaburg Township cemetery sexton.  He enjoys spending time with family, church activities, hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities and volunteering his time to help others.    


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