Wanda Jolene Marker (Dear, Sis, Mom, Grandma), age 78, of Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away on September 17, 2022 surrounded by loved ones, both in person and in spirit. She was born on April 12, 1944 and a graduate of Excelsior Springs High School class of 1963.
Wanda married the love of her life on April 19, 1963 and easily fell into the role of wife and mother. She enjoyed working in the garden, cooking amazing meals for her family, reading, crafting, tending to her flowers, and watching birds. She always had a fur baby close by as well. She was a life-long member of Pisgah Baptist Church where she took great pride in singing in their choir. She retired from the Excelsior Springs School District where she enjoyed working with children with special needs. Above all, she spent numerous hours supporting her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She could always be found whistling loudly and grinning from ear to ear at the field, court, track, concert, parade, play and school production. She was ALWAYS there!
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Harlan (Joe) and Grace (Rene) Simmermon.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Dennis Marker; two sisters, Donna (Robert) Martin and Vanessa (Bruce) James; three children, Denny Marker, Deana (Richard) Bergen and Marty (Christy) Marker; six grandchildren, Jinny (Ryan) Blakely, Megan (Ethan) Rosenboom, Nicholas Bergen, Andrew (Meghan) Morris, Noah Marker and Kane Marker; nine great-grandchildren, Nora, Charlotte, Sloane and Gordon Blakely, Maximus, Benjamin, Jillian and Abigail Rosenboom and Jamie Morris; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Services will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022. The family will hold a visitation at 10:00 a.m. and funeral at 11:00 a.m. at Pisgah Baptist Church in Excelsior Springs, MO. Burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, MO, following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Pisgah Baptist Church.
Our Sincere Condolences
Dear Marty, So sorry to read of your Mother’s passing.
We send our condolences to you and all your family.
I remember you talking to me about your Mom.
Such wonderful memories you must have.
I will be praying for all of you as you deal with these difficult times.
May God bless You and Yours real good is my prayer.
Sincerely, Norma Cope
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dennis and the family.
We wish we could be there to comfort your family as they grieve. We are holding them in our heart.
Jamie & Yudenkis
Dennis and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of the love of your life your wife Wanda. It is not easy when we lose our spouse. Joe has been gone 11 years already. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time.
Lois and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Know this is a hard time, we have both experienced this.
May God’s grace, comfort and love be on each of you.
Charles and Lois Morris
Dennis & family,
So sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and I always enjoyed visiting with her.
Vera Frye & family
Dennis so sorry to hear about Wanda. Seems like I have known her all my life. We were grew up in Crescent Lake. She will be sadly missed.
Stan And Cheryl Guy
I am so sorry to hear Wanda left her loving family and friends. She and I were in Fern Millers Sunday school class for years. Wanda was such a loving happy person. We will all see her again one day!!
To the family of Mrs. Marker. My deepest condolences for the loss of such a wonderful lady! I met her while I was taking care of her grandson, Noah. She was always very pleasant and greeted me with a smile and very easy to talk to. Prayers going up for the whole family.
Very sincerely, Jean McIntosh