Obituary: Wanda L. Willems

Wanda L. Willems, 63, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Peabody Health and Rehab in Peabody.

Wanda L. Willems
Wanda L. Willems

She was born March 8, 1953, in Newton to Harold and LeeAnn (Sheffler) Wonders. She was a 1971 graduate of Newton High School and attended first Presbyterian Church in Newton. Wanda worked for more than 20 years as a payroll clerk for the former Northview Developmental Services in Newton. She enjoyed knitting and sewing and shared baby blankets with the newborns in the family. She enjoyed adding to a collection of miniature shoes, reading and watching TV. Wanda’s family was very important to her, and she greatly looked forward to spending time with her loving family and friends.

She is survived by her Mother LeeAnn Newell of Newton and father Harold Wonders of Newton; daughter Carrie and Kenny Greever of Newton; son Brandon and Shelley Willems of Halstead; brother and sister-in-law Charlie and Tawnia Newell of Hillsboro; brother Kerry Newell and his wife

Julie Vosberg of Oregon; and two grandchildren, Emily Greever and Tyler Wilson.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 23, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton. Visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Chapel with the family receiving friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Restlawn Gardens of Memory in rural Newton.

Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Hospice or family funeral expense fund in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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