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David Senters

Oct 11th, 1936 - Aug 11th, 2020

Funeral: 2 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Interment: Elmwood Cemetery

Visitation: 1 p.m. until time of service on Monday at funeral home 


   David D. Senters, age 83, of Xenia, Illinios passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 11, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

   He was born October 11, 1936, in Flora, Illinios, the son of Fredrick Leon and Claris Amelia (Robinson) Senters. He was united in marriage to Sally Tolliver on December 26, 1966, in Louisville, and together they have shared 53 wedding anniversaries.

   Dave worked as a carpenter for many years and was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  You could often find him working on mowers and shining up old cars.  Among his many skills he also enjoyed playing guitar.  Dave was a true artisan.  He loved taking scenic drives in the country with Sally looking for wildflowers, spending time fishing with his family, and always looked forward to the annual fishing trip on the Big Wabash River.  He cherished spending time with family, whom he always lovingly nicknamed, and his special dogs Molly and Ruby.  Dave always made it a point to never say goodbye, but rather “See you in the funnies.”

   He survived by his wife: Sally Senters of Xenia; 2 daughters: Lisa Johns of Xenia and Lillith Davis of Flora; 6 grandchildren: Melissa Hagen, Johnny Wayne Smith, Burtis Wenzel, and Trenton, Taylor, and Hannah Johns; 8 great-grandchildren: Austin Davis, Dylan Sucher, Maleah McKinney, Madison Smith, Tristen Smith, and Claiton, Alexis, and Cody Hagen; siblings: Reg Senters, Pat (Ann) Senters, Margie Senters, and Raleigh Senters; a special nephew: Dave Senters; and several other nieces and nephews also survive.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter: Terri Cook; a grandson: Christopher Lee Davis; and siblings: June, Joe, Gene, Fred, Jack, Jess, and Sammy.

   A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until time of service on Monday at funeral home. In accordance with an Illinois mandate, face masks will be required, and social distancing is recommended.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit:



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Rose mary

August 13th

My condolences goes out to Sally Lisa and the rest of the Senters family for your loss. Dave you always had,a smile,for everyone such a good person RIP . God Bless all,the Senters family.

Sue Senters Shoepe

August 13th

No more struggles Uncle Dave, Rest in Peace.

Wayne McDonnald

August 13th

It's all ways sad to loose a good man Even worse if that person is a friend.

Walter J. Chaney

August 13th

Thoughts and prayers!!

Sonja johns

August 13th

I love you and sally and I’m praying your pain will become lighter each day and know you are. Not alone but loved by friends and family

Debbie Casell

August 14th

Lilith, my condolences to you at the passing of your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Shawn Silch

August 14th

Lisa and Family, I am very saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. I remember him to be a great man who always had a smile on his face, and was always willing to help others. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Tina Young

August 14th

Lisa, and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Kristin Hale

August 14th

I'm so very sorry Lisa. Much love to and your family, thinking of you friend.

Debbie (Blair) Gibson

August 14th

So sorry for your loss Sally. He was a good man. Rest in Peace Uncle Dave.


August 14th

Rest in peace Dave , miss you already !

Lorna Haight (Fred's daughter)

August 15th

Because we moved to California when I was 22 I didnt get to see Uncle Dave very many times. I think I was 17 the last time I got to hang out with my family in Flora and Decatur. Then I got married young and moved away. But I have very happy and warm feelings about my Uncle Dave. He was always ready with a joke and loved to play pranks on we young nieces and nephews. He was easy to visit with. Very down to earth. I'm sorry I didn't make it back to see my Illinois family. I had been taking care of my mom and also have a major fear of flying. Aunt Margie has kept me up on everyone. I even have a recent picture or two. God bless you Uncle Dave and God bless your wife and family. Say "Hi!" to my dad and the other brothers up there. I know you are wrapped in the arms of our Lord and are surrounded with amazing joy.

Patricia santos

August 20th

So sorry for your loss.prayers for the family



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