She was born Jan. 16, 1942, in Fairdealing, Mo., to the late Henry Lloyd and Iona Alice Allen Ward. She and Jerry Ray Medling were married April 23, 1966, in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Wanda enjoyed word puzzles, yard work, gardening, and especially taking care of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed taking care of her family and friends. She was a member of Liberty Congregational Methodist Church in Marquand, Mo.
Survivors include a son, Rod Medling of Patton, Mo.; three daughters, JoAnn Riggs and husband Tim of Poplar Bluff, Sherri McMillian and husband Rick of Sedgewickville, Mo., Kim Williams and husband Jimmy of Jefferson City, Mo.; a sister, Faye Meyer of Fairdealing; three brothers, Lloyd Allen Ward of Doniphan, Mo.; Dale Ward of Philomath, Ore., Lyndel Ward of Oxly, Mo.; six grandchildren, Sabrina Fite and husband Corey of Newville, Pa.; Tyler and Trenton Riggs of Poplar Bluff, Ryan and Natalie Williams of Jefferson City, Isaac McMillian of Sedgewickville; and a great-grandchild, Zeryk Leroy Fite of Newville.
The funeral was held Friday at Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan, with Darrell Shrum, Jamie Hovis, and Marvin Richards officiating. Burial was in Ward Cemetery in Fairdealing.
Memorials may be made to Ward Cemetery, HC 73 Box 2085, Fairdealing, Mo., 63939.