Wanda Lee Whitaker, 62, of New London, died Tuesday morning, April 2, 2013 at the Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Firelands in New London.
She was born on April 24, 1950 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, daughter of the late Woodrow and Rebecca (Hale) Howard.
Wanda will be missed by her loving children, Claude Whitaker of North Fairfield, Tracey (Kyle) Marett of New London and Dan (fiancée, Jessica Kipp) Whitaker of New London; grandchildren, Breanne Marett, Katie Marett and Abby Marett and siblings, Alma Faye Stevens of Paducah, Kentucky, Gladys Little of Willoughby, Edith Lafferty of Glasgow, Kentucky, Charlotte Tuttle of Greenwich, Carl Howard of Jamestown, Indiana, Annette Hale of Attica, Clyde Howard of Greenwich, Roy Howard of Milan, Julie Hodgson of Medina and Chris Howard of North Fairfield. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant brother, Russell Howard; brother, Claude Howard and sister, Carolyn Howard.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 West Main Street, New London. Inurnment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870 or the Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Firelands, checks payable to Cora Gilbert, 204 West Main Street, New London, Ohio 44851. Online condolences are encouraged and may be expressed to her family at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.