Louise Heiser Gover Sanders, 94, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015, in Port Charlotte.
She was born October 6, 1920, in Hamilton, Ohio to Arthur S. and Gladys L. Heiser. The family moved to the Chicago, Illinois area when she was in her early teens. She attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and then took a job as a dietician in Chicago, where she met her first husband, Alex M. Gover of Charlotte, North Carolina. They were married on May 16, 1943 in the chapel at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina. Over the years, they lived in the Carolinas and retired to Naples, Florida in 1968. In 1979 she and Alex returned to Sumter, where they resided until his death on February 9, 2008, after almost 65 years of marriage. In 2010 she moved to South Port Square in Port Charlotte, Florida, to be closer to her family. There, she met LeRoy D. Sanders, whom she married on June 23, 2012.
She is survived by her husband LeRoy D. Sanders, her son Christopher J. (Nancy) Gover, a stepson, John E. (Evelyn) Sanders and numerous extended family members. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alex M. Gover, and her brothers, Dr. Arthur P. Heiser and John D. Heiser.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda. A private committal and inurnment will be at a later date in Sumter, South Carolina. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial donations be made to the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, Inc., 2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte, FL 33952.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.