Wanda N. Laurie, 89, of Gillespie died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 4:15 a.m. She was born on December 29, 1928, in Chandlerville, IL to Homer Settles and Grace (Wright) Settles. She married Donald Laurie on December 31, 1949, in Gillespie. He preceded her in death on April 27, 1975. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Franklin Laurie of Walshville; daughter, Annie Dobson of Salem, MO; son in law, David Schulze of Gillespie; grandchildren, Bradley Dobson, Jennifer Dobson, David L. Schulze, Sarah Bone, Morgan Laurie, John Laurie, Whitney Laurie, and Donald Laurie; 5 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; brother, Danny Settles of Booneville, MS; and sisters, Mildred Blevins of Ft Meyers, FL, Katherine Stull of Mulvane, KS, and Nellie Smith of Las Vegas, NV.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; daughter, Dawna Schulze; son in law, Walter Dobson; brothers, Howard Settles, Homer E. Settles, Andrew “Jack” Settles, and Jesse Settles; and sisters, Maude Blevins and Edna Hopper.
Visitation services will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. with funeral services immediately following at the funeral home with Pastor Richard Hill officiating. Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Gillespie Care Center or Trinity Baptist Church. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.