Friday, May 13, 2022

Obituary - Wanda Jean Alexander

There will be a graveside memorial service for Wanda beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Taberville Cemetery in Taberville, Missouri. Officiant will be Jerry Johannigmeier.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Appleton City Library or Taberville Cemetery and may be left at the funeral home.

Wanda Jean Alexander, daughter of James Buel and Bessie Pearl (Jones) Walker, was born July 28, 1929 in her grandmother’s home just west of Louisburg, Missouri. She departed this life May 12, 2022 at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, Missouri at 92 years of age.

Wanda attended grades 1-7 in Atherton, Missouri, grades 8 and 9 in Polk, Missouri, graduating from Archie High School in 1947. She then attended Central Missouri State College at Warrensburg, Missouri graduating with her teaching credentials in 1951. Wanda was united in marriage to Bill Alexander on December 22, 1951 in Buffalo, South Dakota and to this union four children were born.

She taught school one year in South Dakota, then 3 years in Cass County, Missouri. She moved to Appleton City in 1988 where she spent the rest of her career at Appleton City Elementary School retiring in 1994.

Wanda enjoyed quilting and travelling. She was an accomplished artist painting and drawing in many mediums. She also loved reading, researching history and reading historical books. She had researched extensively and written her family history sharing her work with family members. She donated many hours recording cemetery records for St. Clair County and cataloging the county death records.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Vernon Walker and his wife Kay and ex-husband Bill Alexander. Survivors include her children, Gayle Alexander of Butler, Missouri, Nancy Conard (Tim) of Pierce City, Missouri, Sandra Cline (Gayle) of Carthage, Missouri, William Guy Alexander (Teresa Saylor) of Cape Fair, Missouri; grandchildren: Sean O’Farrell (Katrina), Megan Franks (David) and Jake Eye (Sarah); step-grandson Mike Cline; great-grandchildren: Alexis O’Farrell, Kaylee O’Farrell, Addilyn Eye, Corbin Eye, Ella Franks and Ava Franks; and many nieces and nephews.

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