Of Newton, IL passed away at 2:50 AM –Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, IL.
Funeral services celebrating Wanda’s life will be held at 11:00 AM – Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the
Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, IL. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the service time at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Eagles Landing Teen Center or the Jasper Post #20 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.blakefh.com.
Wanda was born June 20, 1928 in Willow Hill, Illinois the daughter of Perry and Gladys (Fear) Short. She married Marvin Rogers and they had 5 children but later divorced.
She then married Maynard Davidson and they later divorced.
Wanda worked for several years at the Ambraw River Basin Agency as an Outreach worker, she also worked as a guard at the CIPS power generating plant near Newton. Wanda enjoyed being a homemaker and was known by many as the AVON lady.
Wanda was a member of the Bogota Baptist Church. She was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary of Olney, IL and the Jasper Post #20 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Wanda enjoyed her family very much and loved dancing, cooking and family gatherings. She celebrated every holiday but Halloween was her favorite. Wanda enjoyed watching television either Joel Osteen or cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals. She loved spending time entertaining her grandkids.
Wanda is survived by;
Marilyn (Robert) Bergbower of Stillwater, Oklahoma
Carolyn “Cookie” (Tim) Doan of Olney, Illinois
Kala (Bruce) Chapman of Newton, Illinois
Robin Bruner, Rodney Fancil; Chanc Bergbower; Tonya Busby; Amy Kirby and Jordan Buchanan
Son-in-Law- Ralph Fancil of Oblong, IL
Several great-great grandchildren, 2 step children and other family members also survive.
Wanda had extended family and several friends that she loved just as family.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, son Jim Rogers, daughter Sandy Fancil, two step children, brothers Herman Short, Leon Short and Donald Short, sisters Opal Ives, Lucille Crouse, Norma Jean Schmidt and Rozella Short.