Wanda Thompson, 98, of Colfax, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Nelson Manor in Newton.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Colfax United Methodist Church with burial following at Rorabaugh Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Coburn Funeral Home. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Colfax Senior Center and condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The daughter of Oscar and Charity (Dimon) Galloway, Wanda was born on May 7, 1915, in Newton, Iowa. She graduated from Newton High School in 1933. On July 21, 1935, she was united in marriage to James “Clark” Thompson in Newton. Wanda lived in the Colfax area her entire life with the exception of four years in Baltimore, Md., and Omaha, Neb. Wanda was a State and National Member of the Sandhill Grange and the Colfax Senior Citizen Center. She also volunteered with RSVP.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Marilyn (Jack) Rhone, Janet (John) Gunsaulus and Ron (Donna) Thompson all of Colfax; ten grandchildren, Bob (Nancy) Rhone, Donna (Jon) Harvey, Joyce (Mike) Castell, Patti (LeRoy) Hanna, Randy (Vicki) Gunsaulus, Ron (Teri) Gunsaulus, Karen Gunsaulus, Tony (Nancy) Thompson, Tina (Gary) Ross and Troy (Traci) Thompson; 26 great grandchildren, and 18 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Helen (Delbert) Nissen of Omaha, Nebraska, a step brother, Tom (Carol) Keavy; a sister-in-law, Louraine Galloway of North Carolina and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Wanda in death were her parents, husband, and four brothers, Forrest, Gerald, Wayne, and Kenneth.