Wanda Ruth Green (86) of Newton

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Published on May 9 2013 10:01 am

Wanda Ruth Green, 86, of Newton, IL passed away at 7:15 AM – Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL. 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM – Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.  Burial will be the Headyville Cemetery in rural Newton, IL.  Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the service.  Memorials may be made to Headyville Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.

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Wanda was born on October 24, 1926 in rural Ingraham, IL the daughter of Perry and Susie (Galloway) Bickers.  She married Delbert Green on January 20, 1949 in Wakefield, IL and he survives. Wanda was the Newton and Jasper County area news reporter on various area radio stations for nearly forty years.  This was a job which she truly loved.  She was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Newton, IL.  Wanda was an avid bowler.  Most of all Wanda was totally devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren all of whom in turn were devoted to her.  She will be sadly missed by many.  

Wanda is survived by husband of 64 years - Delbert Green of Newton, IL...3 Children - Diane (Larry) Carr of Pekin, IL Bob (Jayne) Green of Newton, IL Bryan (Melane) Green of Salem, IL...8 Grandchildren - Kenton Carr of Peoria, IL; Brenton (Tina) Carr of Hartland, WI; Justin Green of Salem, IL; Clayton Green of Belleville, IL; Andrew Miller of Collinsville, IL; Amanda Miller of Collinsville, IL; Cole Vieira of Salem, IL and Joshua Green of South Carolina...and 8 Great-Grandchildren - Aaron Carr; Riley Carr; Derek Carr; Cameron Carr; Tristan Green; Adelyn Miller; Melanie Green and Christopher Green.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents...and brothers Sam Bickers and Dale Bickers.