Wanda L. Ely
Wanda L. Ely, 90, of Springfield, died at 11:55 pm, Thursday, August 16, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born on March 26, 1928 in Tovey, IL to George and Amelia (Kleban) Smith. She married Andrew Ely on July 10, 1945 and he preceded her in death on August 26, 2010.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, infant daughter, and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by three children, Linda Jones of Springfield, Ellie (Jim) Harms of Athens, and Ross (Helen) Ely of Springfield; five grandchildren, Kiel Harms, Chris (Sarah) Jones, Katie (Tony) Stanley, Randy (Jen) Ely, and Kelsey Harms; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Ely-Granados of Chicago and Caroline Dietrich of
Springfield and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Wanda was a homemaker and also worked for ten years in the cafeteria at St. Johns Hospital. Wanda loved spending time with her family and really enjoyed the time she spent with her grandchildren.
Visitation: 9:00 – 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home- Springfield.
Funeral Service: 11:00 am Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home- Springfield with Pastor Cana Roth officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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