Wanda L. Gardner

Wanda L. Gardner

Wanda L. Gardner, 88, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau.

She was born on March 23, 1930, in Cobden, the daughter of Louie Robert and Mildred Marie Treece Kelley. 

She married John Lewis Gardner on March 27, 1949, in Jonesboro. He preceded her in death on June 2, 2004.

She is survived by her three daughters, Joyce M. (Carl) Rendleman, Patricia A. Moehring and Diana (Keith) Robertson, all of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Kelley (Erick) Schwartz, Lisa (Josh) Tripp, Angela (Warren) Moehring, Kendra (Timotheus) Pope and Cassie (Anthony) Cobb; eight great-grandchildren, Dalton Cobb, Simeon, Jada, Kayla, Judah, Susanna, Charity and Asher Pope; a sister, Kathy Knight of Jonesboro; other relatives and many friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Lewis Gardner; a brother, Louie Kelley; sisters Deloris Ludlow and Leonora Collins; brothers-in-law Ellison “Fuzzy” Knight, James Ludlow and Don Collins; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Armstrong.

She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro. She retired from Jonesboro Grade School in 1991 after working many years as the cafeteria manager. 

She enjoyed working in her yard and tending to her flowers. She loved spending the day with her daughters going out to eat or shopping. She dearly loved her family and her grandchildren meant the world to her. 

Funeral services were at noon Monday, May 14, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Pastor Mark Hasty officiating. Interment was in Jonesboro Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to Salem Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge in arrangements.

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