Wanda F. Travelstead, 78, of Goreville, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Wanda was born on January 3, 1938 in Williamson County to Charles Lester and Lucy Irene (Blumenstock) Rodgers. She married Robert Wayne Travelstead in Pulley’s Mill Pentecostal Church on January 21, 1965. He preceded her in death on October 23, 2010.
Wanda was a lifetime member of Pulley’s Mill Pentecostal Church. She loved her kids and grandkids and loved going fishing with her sister Mary. Wanda enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, flowers and talking with her sisters. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include: Son- Richard and Kim Travelstead of Goreville, IL; Daughter- Tammy Travelstead-Wood and Rick Wood of Summerville, SC; Son- Keith and Mary Travelstead of Marion, IL; Son- Kevin “Shorty” and Chris Travelstead of Goreville, IL; Son- Philip and Jennifer Travelstead of Goreville, IL; And son- David L. Travelstead of Denver, CO.
She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and seven sisters: Shirley and Clarence Perry of Goreville; Janice and Don Woolard of Pulley’s Mill; Martha Rodgers of Goreville; Mary Rodgers of Goreville; Marjorie Billingsley of Goreville; Nancy and Don Landwehr of Goreville; And Patricia and James Reynolds of Vienna.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Oscar Rodgers, Sr.; infant sister, Retha E. Rodgers; brother in law, William Billingsley and in laws, Garnett and Mabel Wilson.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Rev. DeWayne McCall officiating. Burial will follow at Cana Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, October 10, 2016 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.
For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to Pulley’s Mill Pentecostal Church and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959. For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com