1941 - 2011
Wanda June Herring-Patterson, 69, Fulton, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011, at her home. She was born December 10, 1941 in Fulton, the daughter of Paul Herring and Ruby (McCowan) Herring. She married Roger Lyle Elder in 1959, and they had two sons, Paul L. and Perry Herring. Wanda later married Alfred Claude Patterson in 1970. Al and Wanda were married for 32 years and spent much of their life together in N. Fort Myers, Fla. Wanda was the manager of various properties across the country, including Fox Mobile Home and RV Park in N. Fort Myers, Fla. She was a devoted daughter, sister, mother and grandmother and a cherished friend to many. She is survived by her mother, Ruby O’Neal; one son, Perry Herring of Fulton; one brother, Dan O’Neal and his wife Donna of Columbia; two sisters, Kay Stafford and husband Jim and Sue Herring-Frink and husband James, all of Springfield; daughter-in-law, Jackie Patterson of Leigh High Acres, Fla.; five grandchildren, Candra Herring of Reno, Nev., Catrina Herring of Fulton, Roger Paul Woodworth of Lake Alfred, Fla.; Joshua Stone and Austin Patterson of Leigh High Acres, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Paul L. Herring; husband, Alfred Patterson; step-son, Daniel Patterson; her father, Paul Herring; step-father, Hoxsey O’Neal; and step-mother, Margaret Herring. A memorial service will be held at Debo Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of customary memorials, the family suggests donations be made in Wanda’s name to Hospice Compassus or the American Cancer Society, c/o Debo Funeral Home, P.O. Box 818, Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences can be sent by visiting www.debofuneralhome.com.
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