Feb. 28, 1954 - Dec. 11, 2008
LOGAN, Kan. -- Wanda Lea Turner died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Logan Manor Nursing Home at Logan, Kan., at the age of 54.
She was born Feb. 28, 1954, in Norton, Kan., the daughter of the late Robert A. and Laura Belle (Laughlin) Turner. She grew up at Norton where she graduated from the Norton Community High School in 1972. She moved to Salina, Kan., where she was employed by Evans Grain Company and later by the City of Salina as a 911 dispatcher until she had to retire due to a stroke and her health began to decline.
She moved to the Logan Manor Nursing Home in 2008, where she resided until her death.
Wanda loved her only true native American cat, Jasper. She spent many hours on her computer. After losing most of her eyesight due to another stroke she had to give up her favorite pastime. She said at one time during a visit with her sister, Linda that her 911 dispatchers job was her adrenaline fix. She loved her job and the people she worked with.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bob in 1994, her mother, Laura in 1998 and one brother, Allen in 2003.
Wanda is survived by one sister, Linda Martin and husband, Ron of Danbury, Neb.; nephew, Todd Martin and wife, Robin and their son, Brandon of Bennet, Neb.; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Herrmann Memorial Chapel in McCook with the Rev. Dr. Jeffery Thurman officiating. Inurnment and a memorial service will be at Salina, Kan., at a later date.
Memorials may be given in her name and addressed to the family at P.O. Box 82, Danbury, NE, 69026.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.