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Wanda Mae (Thomas) Rhea

Obituary for Wanda Mae (Thomas) Rhea

May 27, 1932 - June 29, 2019
Anderson, Indiana | Age 87


Wanda Mae Rhea, 87, of Anderson, met Jesus and was reunited with the love of her life, Robert Alden Rhea on June 29, 2019.

She was born May 27, 1932 in Anderson, the daughter of John and Lova (Trick) Thomas. She married Robert on June 17, 1950 and together they raised their family.

She was an avid bowler and loved watching sports, especially her LA Dodgers. Her sweet, kind, compassionate, nurturing and helpful ways, and never letting anyone go hungry is what she'll be remembered for most. She devoted her life to taking care of her home and children.

Wanda is survived by her children, Vicki Higgenbottom, Deborah (David) Shelley, Cathy (Randy) McCune, Pam (Rip) Denman, Rebecca (Mike Henry) Rhea, & James Rhea; grandchildren, Charles (Jenifer) Caswell Jr., Michael (Kiley) Breil, Amy Johnson, Bethany Breil, Cathy Sullivan, Robert (Lisa) Jones, Cristy Woolard, Dusty Underwood, Nathan (Angela) Denman, Nikia (Ryan) Beeson, Samantha (Brady) Barnes, & Chelsea Rhea; great grandchildren, Zachery, Justin, Tori, Abi, Jordan, Michael Jr., Gage, Adalee, Talisha, Ashley, Devon, Skylar, Fayelin, Logan, Kyle, Melissa, Kaley, Jessica, Joshua, Kaleb, Austin, Macy, Maverick, Chelsta, Callee and Cambry; great-great grandchildren: Zariah, Serenity, Chance, Emma, Hunter, Lillian, Sophia, Jarrison, Jashton, Luke, & William; and sister, Betty Summers.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Judith Rhea; granddaughter, Melissa Kay Jones; grandson, Scott James Rhea; and siblings, Roger, Carl, Ruth, Beryl, Dorothy, Helen, Lucille, Thelma and Paul.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory. Officiated by Jerry Hilligoss. Burial will follow at Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A great big thank you to past and present staff at Miller's Merry Manor – Chesterfield for taking care of our mom, but mostly for loving her as your own.

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515 East 53rd Street
Anderson, IN 46013
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