Wanda Juanita Lambeth, 88, Springfield, died on Jan. 23, 2012 in Springfield Rehab and Healthcare Center after struggling with numerous health issues for four months.
Wanda was the eldest of seven children, born on Dec. 9, 1923 to Oren and Maggie
(Nance) Casey. She grew up on a farm in the Mark Twain forest near Chadwick, Mo. Following graduation Wanda met Eugene Lambeth, of Springfield, and they married on March 7, 1942. Gene and Wanda raised their children: Bob and Anita Sue in Monett, Mo. They were longtime members of Monett First Baptist Church.
Several years following Genes stroke, they moved to Springfield where Wanda was secretary at Zenith Radio until her retirement in 1986. They were members of Orchard Crest Baptist Church until Genes death in 1992.
Wanda loved her Sunday School class at Ridgecrest Baptist Church where she attended and served the Lord. She loved her savior, her family and her many friends.
Preceding her in death were Gene, her parents, her brother, Bill, plus other family and loved ones.
Wanda is survived by her son: Robert Lambeth; his three children: Melissa Patterson and her husband, Tripp, and their three children: Jill Lambeth and Kaitlan Lambeth, all of Oklahoma City, Okla.; her daughters: Anita Boedecker and husband, Roger, of Springfield, and their three children: Scott Boedecker and wife, Angie, Kansas City, Mo.; Tami Freeman, Republic, Mo. and her two children, Kevin Boedecker, Springfield, and
his two children.
Also surviving are Wanda's two brothers: Wayne Casey and wife, Mary; Ben Casey and wife, Marcie; her sisters: Betty Halcomb and husband, Junior, Lorene Pare and husband, Elwyn and Carol Dusek and husband, Frank.
Wanda loved much and much loved by her family and scores of friends. She will be greatly missed but we know her "Hope of Heaven" is now her "Home for Eternity."
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.