Wanda Wetherington, nee Sawyer, was born on March 3, 1940, in Bunker Hill. She passed away on November 2, 2017, at 3:15 a.m. at Heritage Health Center in Gillespie with her family by her side. Wanda enjoyed gardening, playing bingo, watching westerns and most of all visiting with friends and family.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur Sawyer and Lois (nee Culp, Sawyer) Krieger; stepfather, Herb Krieger; a daughter, Starlet Gray; a sister, Nilda Adams; a grandson, Jonathan Frieling; and both her husbands, David Gray and Tom Wetherington.
Wanda is survived by her children, Steve Wetherington (Verdella Brink) of Bethalto, Julia (Michael) Frieling of St.Charles, Missouri and David Gray of Illinois; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Wanda is also survived by her brothers, John Krieger (Ann) of Winder, Georgia, Calvin Krieger of Yelm, Washington, Wayne (Pat) Krieger of Gillespie and Lyle (Cathy) Krieger of Walshville; brother-in-law, Russell Adams of Mount Auburn, Illinois; three nieces and two nephews; and her beloved cat, Callie.
Cremation will be carried out per Wanda’s request. A visitation will be held at Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Service to follow at 3:30 p.m. Memorials can be directed to The Wounded Warriors Project.
Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill is in charge of arrangements.