Wanda Lucille Hanks, 81, Emporia: April 25, 1937 – April 21, 2019

EMPORIA, Kan. – Wanda Lucille (Raney) Hanks, 81, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019, at Presbyterian Manor, Emporia, Kan. Wanda was born April 25, 1937, in Tulare, Calif., the daughter of Alva Robert and Jewell Louetta Ann (Hays) Raney. She moved to Norwood, Mo., at the age of 7 and attended school there.

She was joined in marriage to Richard L. Hanks, on Dec. 5, 1952, in Mountain Home, Ark. They made their home in Arvonia, Kan., in 1962 and then moved to Lebo, Kan., in 1992. They were married 59 years until Richard’s death on March 17, 2011.

She retired from Newman Memorial Hospital, Emporia, as laundry supervisor after more than 25 years of service.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary and VFW Auxiliary.

Wanda will be forever remembered by daughter, Marla Kay (Clarence) Frye, Lebo; three sons, Randall Lee (Connie) Hanks, Forest, Miss., Michael Roy (Donna) Hanks, Osage City, Kan., and Douglas Lynn (Kristy) Hanks, Howard, Kan.; two sisters, Nellie L. Snavely and Ruby M. Snavely, both of West Plains, Mo.; a brother, Ernest L. (Ann) Raney, Norwood, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Eugene Raney.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home, 107 W. Sixth St., Lebo. Family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hand In Hand Hospice or Lebo First Responders and sent in care of Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home, PO Box 43, Lebo, KS 66856. Condolences can be left at vanarsdalefs.com.

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