- March 31, 2015
- Milan, Missouri
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Wanda Ruth (Sayre) Wyant
Wanda Ruth (Sayre) Wyant, age 71, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Life Care Skilled Nursing facility in Brookfield, Missouri.
She was daughter of William H. Sayre, Sr. and Ruth Melvina (Ross) Sayre and was born October 2, 1943 in Milan, Missouri. She graduated from Milan C-2 High School in 1961.
Wanda married William Charles Wyant on February 11, 1962. To this marriage three children were born.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William Charles Wyant of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tanda and Michael Abernathy of Newtown, Mo, Janna and Robert Mayfield of Browning, MO; one son, Charles Randall Wyant of Missouri City, MO; 6 grandchildren, Chad and Amber Abernathy, Krista and Michael Wernimont, Sean Wyant and his fiancé Nayeli Sanchez, Franklyn Wyant, Dawn Wyant, Candi Wyant, and one step grandson, Adam and Stacy Underwood; 2 great grandchildren, Khloe Wyant and Jacob Underwood.
Also surviving is one brother, William Harrison Sayre, Jr. and Joyce Sayre, one uncle, Chester and Emmy Ross; 4 brother-in-laws, Jerry and Jenny McDowell, Glenn and Yvonne Dillon, Richard and Judy Wyant, and Dannie and Pearl Wyant; 3 sister-in-laws, Marilyn Wyant, Helen Wyant and Violet Blattel and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Wanda was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers, especially roses. She was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge and the local Extension Club. She was past member of the Milan C. B. Club and enjoyed talking on the C. B. to her friends who knew her by her C.B. handle "Bridget".
She enjoyed going to cheer on her grandchildren while they played sports or sang in competitions and she had a competitive spirit when playing card games such as pitch.
Wanda worked as a housekeeper at Leewood Manor Nursing Home for 15 yrs. She enjoyed living on her farm South of Milan, where they raised cattle and other various animals. She was especially fond of her cats and dog, "Lady".
As a young girl she attended Milan First Baptist Church where she gave her heart to Jesus and was baptized in a local creek.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, April 3, 2015 at Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan with Rev. Dan Wilford officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, east of Milan. A visitation is scheduled for 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Oak Grove Cemetery, Alzheimers research, or the Milan First Baptist Church.
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