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Wanda Wathan

Nov 22nd, 1933 - Feb 12th, 2018

​Funeral:  ​2 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2018 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  ​1-2 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2018 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment:  Odd Fellows Cemetery


   Wanda Jean Wathan, age 84, of Flora, Illinois, and former resident of Xenia, passed away Monday evening, February 12, 2018, at Flora Gardens Care Center in Flora.

   Wanda was born November 22, 1933, in Xenia, the daughter of Jesse A. and Myrtle Francis (Dean) Holloway.  She married James N. Wathan Sr. on November 25, 1949, in Shelby County.  He preceded her in death June 4, 1988.

   Wanda worked at the shoe factory and was also employed at C.E.F.S. for 12 years.  She loved her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids.  Wanda enjoyed visiting with friends and playing Bingo, and had many fond memories of enjoying music, singing, and dancing.  She was a long-time member of Xenia Christian Church and in the more recent years enjoyed attending services at the nursing home.

   Wanda is survived by her children: Dianna Woomer (Melvin) of Flora, Kathy Colclasure (Ed) of York, SC, Cheri James of Flora, and James N. “Jim” Wathan Jr. of Flora; 7 grandchildren: Misty (Mark) Hubble, Adam (Olivia) Woomer, Scott Colclasure, Jamie (Rodney) Weaver, Jennifer (Chad) Oliver, Jesse (Christine) James, and Jordan Wathan; 10 great-grandchildren: Brenden, Brayden, and Braxden Hubble, Logan, Lee, and Keagan Weaver, Elijah and Joseph Oliver, and Kyrsten and Carson James; along with many nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and 4 siblings: Eber “Red” Holloway, Helen Mays, Dorothy Mays, and Katie Stanford.

   A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2018, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Xenia.  Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Flora Gardens Activity Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home. 


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Carla Eastberg

February 13th

So sorry for your loss. She was such a kind and caring lady.

February 13th

So sorry for your loss. HUGS

Pat whitehead

February 13th

Sorry for your loss hugs and prayers to all of you love ya

Jim and Ardeth Freeman

February 13th

We are so sorry for your loss. Wanda was a wonderful lady. We have many pleasant memories of her. Hugs to all of you.

Àshley and Roberta Moore

February 13th

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Jan and Frank Herman

February 13th

Cheri, Jesse, Jenny, and Families, We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jim & Janice Frost

February 13th

Our sympathy to all of you. I honestly believe she is dancing in heaven with Jim.

Janice Cook

February 13th

Wanda was always smiling. I can still remember the laughter Wanda and my Granny shared! Prayers of comfort for all.

Gary and Judy Sloan

February 13th

Prayers for you and all your family.

Bud and Linda Martin

February 14th

Dianna, Cheri and Families: Our sincere condolences to you in the loss of your mother. Our prayers are with each of you.

Kristy (Woomer) Kramer

February 14th

Keeping you guys in our thoughts. Now.....there is Peace! In my heart you guys! Love, Kristy and K Krew

Wanda and Ed Harrell

February 14th

May God bless and comfort you

Doug & Debbie (Showalters) Slover

February 14th

Our sincere sympathies to Wanda's family and friends. God Bless.

Jim and Aleta Tackitt

February 14th

I was sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I always thought she was such a pretty lady. Thoughts and prayers for your family at this difficult time.

Charlie & Pennie Fatheree

February 15th

Wanda was a beautiful lady, I remember her wearing pink & smiling. So sorry for your loss.

Ramblin Radio Music

February 15th

Jim from all of us at Ramblin Radio Music and your friends on jmeeting, sending prayers to you and your family.

Connie Burgess Bradham

February 16th

So sorry for your loss, always remember what a pretty lady she was. Prayers to the family.


February 16th


Barb Cantrell

February 19th

Aunt Wanda was a special lady and she will be missed by many. May your precious memories help you all. Lots of hugs and love.

Cheryl Moore

February 18th

Dianna, Cheri, & family, Please accept my sincere, deepest sympathy. I pray God will surround you with His peace, comfort, and strength.

Paula Sessions Peach

February 21st

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.



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V Guerrettaz
Chuck & Nancy Buchanan
Ted & Jackie Richardson
Scott and Rhonda Garrett and family
Carla Eastberg
Rose Anderson
Ann Stanford
Linda and Jerry Judd
Clifford Harrell
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
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Kevin and Tammy Hollowell
Paul & Nancy Krutsinger
Willie & Marsha Tackitt
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Stephen Barber
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Àshley and Roberta Moore
George & Nancy Travis
Jan and Frank Herman
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Jerry "Butch" Erwin
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Barb Williams
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Cindy Wilson
Gary & Terry Lane
Larry and Judy Griffith
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Dianna Jacobs
Tina Branham
Norman Phillips
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Donna and Randy Payne
Rick and Trudy Stanford
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Larry and Sue Kramer
Patty Dunnigan Matt
Steve and Julene Freeman
Dale and Sandi Strickland Castleberry
Chris Dickey
Gary and Pam Sessions
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Debra Edgington Slover and family
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Jim and Cheryl McCarty
MaDonna Holloway
Greg and Jeannie (Holloway) Orr
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Frank branom jr.
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Tina Curtis
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Tom and Ann Ferguson
Gene & Betty Pieplow
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Lulu Mae Rascher
Myron and Gail Woomer
cheryl & michael wathan
Diana & Greg Rutland
The Residents & Staff at Flora Gardens Care Center
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Dana Hosick
Sharon David
Sharon & Steve Forth
John & Marla Corry
Jim and Aleta Tackitt
Jim& Karen Williams
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Fred L. Ayers & Martha E.
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Lucy Burgess
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Tina Guzzo
Barb & Walter Cantrell
Kenny & Sherrie Sessions
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