Wanda Lee Sloan, 86, of Mtn. Grove, Missouri, passed away at her home on October 11, 2018.
She was born on August 9, 1932 in eastern Douglas County near Topaz, Missouri.
Wanda was born two months premature when her mother was thrown from the wagon she was riding in because the team of horses pulling it ran away. Because of her premature birth she struggled with heart issues for most of her life.
Wanda lived most of her life in Douglas County within a few miles of the place she was born; except for her high school years which were spent in Bolivar and Buffalo, MO.
On April 23, 1952 she was united in marriage to Von Sloan and to this union three sons were born. Von passed away in September 1962. She later married Albert Rogers who also preceded her in death in 1989.
Wanda will be remembered for her wonderful cooking and bountiful meals, the beautiful quilts that she enjoyed making and showing others, and her sewing abilities. She could alter a lace wedding dress or sew a new zipper in an old pair of Carhartt coveralls. She made most of her own clothes as well as clothes for many other people. She was a homemaker, farm wife and worked as elementary school secretary before her retirement.
She was baptized at the age of 15 near Lebanon, Missouri, and was a faithful member of Fieldstone Church of Christ.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Doug and Elpha Coble; her husbands; and a great-granddaughter, Kayden Lea Sloan.
She is survived by her sons, Steve and wife Sheri, Norris and wife Annette and Marty and wife Connie; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Rex Sloan and wife Debbie. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2018, at the funeral chapel with Don Pruitt officiating. Pallbearers were Eric Sloan, Cody Gariss, Andrew Bryant, Grant Sloan and Thomas Close. Interment was in Penner Cemetery at Vanzant, Missouri, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions be given to Penner Cemetery.