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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.
So sorry for your loss. She was such a kind and caring lady.
So sorry for your loss. HUGS
Sorry for your loss hugs and prayers to all of you love ya
We are so sorry for your loss. Wanda was a wonderful lady. We have many pleasant memories of her. Hugs to all of you.
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Cheri, Jesse, Jenny, and Families, We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Our sympathy to all of you. I honestly believe she is dancing in heaven with Jim.
Wanda was always smiling. I can still remember the laughter Wanda and my Granny shared! Prayers of comfort for all.
Prayers for you and all your family.
Dianna, Cheri and Families: Our sincere condolences to you in the loss of your mother. Our prayers are with each of you.
Keeping you guys in our thoughts. Now.....there is Peace! In my heart you guys! Love, Kristy and K Krew
May God bless and comfort you
Our sincere sympathies to Wanda's family and friends. God Bless.
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.
Wanda was a beautiful lady, I remember her wearing pink & smiling. So sorry for your loss.
Jim from all of us at Ramblin Radio Music and your friends on jmeeting, sending prayers to you and your family.
So sorry for your loss, always remember what a pretty lady she was. Prayers to the family.
MAY GOD COMFORT YOU ALL AT THIS TIME AS ONLY HE CAN. LOVE AND MISS YOU ALL.
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.
Dianna, Cheri, & family, Please accept my sincere, deepest sympathy. I pray God will surround you with His peace, comfort, and strength.
So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.