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Wanda Marie Noel

Wanda Marie Noel was born on July 23, 1924 and passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, just shy of her 93rd birthday.

She was a walking dynamo for almost 30 years as people in Cabool and Republic already know. She lived in Cabool, Missouri, for over 80 years before moving to Republic, Missouri, in 2006. She worked in the shoe factory industry for 35 years, and when she retired started a second career of quilting beautiful quilts for family, friends, and acquaintances from as far as Texas.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Noel, and her parents, Arch and Bertha Rust.

She is survived by her sister, Maxine O’Dell of Vanceburg, Kentucky; daughter, Bonnie Thomas (Bill) of Olathe, Kansas; sons, Larry Noel (Cheryl) of Yukon, Oklahoma, and Ronny Noel (Teresa) of Republic, Missouri. She was loved by grandchildren Matthew Noel (Carissa), Alex Thomas (Courtney), Tyler Thomas (Kayla), Emily Sigman, and Morgan Brown. She will be greatly missed by her four great-grandchildren, Landin, Riley, and Zoey Sigman and five-month-old Joy Thomas, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the funeral chapel with David Carroll and Tyler Thomas officiating. Pallbearers were Tyler Thomas, Alex Thomas, Matt Noel, Landin Sigman, Riley Sigman and Bill Thomas. Interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Cabool, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at

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