Wanda Lou "Keng" MitchellApril 16, 1929 ~ January 10, 2017 (age 87)
Wanda Lou "Keng" Mitchell 87 of Duncan, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Country Club Care Nursing Center.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Virginia Avenue Baptist Church in Anadarko, Oklahoma with Rev. Donnie Edmonson, Rev. Monte Moran and Rev. Roger Bennett officiating, interment will follow at South Burns Cemetery in Dill City, Oklahoma at 3:00 p.m. and arrangements have been entrusted to the family care of Carter-Smart Funeral Directors.
The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Carter-Smart Funeral Home.
Wanda was born in Roscoe, Texas April 16, 1929 to Fred William & Gladys Lucille "Cheves" Keng. They came to Dill City, Oklahoma when she was the age of five. She graduated from Dill City High School in May 1947.
Wanda married Edward Dean Mitchell on January 11, 1947 at Cordell, Oklahoma, he passed away on March 21, 1999, her father Fred William Keng passed away in 1968 and her mother Gladys Keng passed away in 1975 and a son Russell Alan Mitchell passed way on March 11, 2002 also by two brothers Bill and Larry Keng . She lived in the Cordell and the Clinton area until 1960 and moved to Vernon, Texas in 1960 and moved back to Clinton in 1965 and then to Anadarko in 1966.
She went to work for the Anadarko Public School System in the latter part of 1968 in the school cafeteria at the junior High until 1978 then came to East Grade School Careteria in 1978 until 1980. She went to work at Western Farmer Electric Company in October 1980 as a custodian and retired in April of 1991. She worked three years as a receptionist during Tax Season, then went camping & fishing until 1999. In January 2004 she entered the Foster Grandparent Program at East Grade School working with children which she dearly loved. Wanda was a member of Town & Country Home Demonstration Club and a member of the Virginia Avenue Baptist Church for many years.
Wanda is survived by three sons & their wives; Dan & Susan Mitchell of Duncan, Oklahoma, Ronny & Linda Mitchell of Moore, Oklahoma and Gary & Nancy Mitchell of Lake-Of-The-Ozarks, Missouri, three sisters; Claire Maddux of Tampa, Florida, Minnie Cole & her husband Ray of Sentinel, Oklahoma and Ruby Nickels of Moore, Oklahoma, 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she loved her church and her church family dearly.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Mitchell, Kevin Laminack, Steve Myers, Joe Roberts, Mike Crouch and Shannon Beach. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Bound, Zack Knowles, Travis Ingram, John Mayes and Lee Allison.
Memorial may be sent to Virginia Avenue Baptist Church, P.O. Box 486, Anadarko, Oklahoma 73005.