Wanda R. Kendall 72, of Middletown, DE passed away peacefully on August 4th, 2012 with her loving family by her side.
Wanda was born on April 23, 1940 in Chestertown MD. After marrying her high school sweetheart in 1961, they moved to Middletown, DE.
She was a homemaker for several years then went to work for the NAPA Distribution Center in Middletown in 1972. Following 22 years of dedicated service she retired in 1994.
Although Wanda was diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 2001, she continued to enjoy her retirement and time with her husband by collecting antique glassware, going to yard sales and having her rental spaces where she sold many of her great finds and bargains. Wanda also had a green thumb and could make anything grow which was evident in her many house plants. Her most cherished times where spent with family. During the last few years she and her husband enjoyed going to the Sudlersville (MD) Senior Center where they spent many Thursday evenings playing cards and enjoying the live music.
Wanda was a very loving and caring person and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Her family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Christiana Hospital Surgical and Medical Intensive Care Units for the loving and skilled care she received while in their care.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman W. Reynolds and Martha M. (Bartz) Blackiston; a sister, Lillian Reynolds (infant) and a brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Peggy Bartz.
Wanda leaves many wonderful and cherished memories to her loving husband of 55 years, Ralph E. Kendall, Sr.; two children, Ralph, Jr. (Patti) of Smyrna, DE and Kathy (Scott) Lloyd of Newark, DE; four grandchildren, Erin Lloyd (Arron Ames) of Townsend DE, Kristin Lloyd (Jon Baker) of Smyrna, DE, Jeff (Ruth) Kendall of Wilmington, DE and Amy Kendall of Newark, DE; 5 great-granddaughters, Jewel, Ashlyn and Briana Ames, Kaylee Baker and Valire Kendall; three sisters, Audrey Beck of Worton, MD, Nancy Dickerson and her fiancé, Ray Wallace of Millington, MD, Linda (Frank) Hewes of Townsend, DE; two brothers, Walter (Gladys) Reynolds, and Herman (Dianne) Reynolds all of Worton, MD; three sisters-in-law, Bernice Biddle of Dover, DE, Virginia (Ralph) Shaw of Galena, MD, and Phyllis (Paul) Wallace of Kennedyville, MD; two brothers-in-law, John (Helen) Kendall Henderson, MD and George (Anne) Kendall of Chestertown, MD along with many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held 11 am on Wednesday, August 15 at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, 212 N. Broad Street in Middletown, where friends may visit with her family on Tuesday evening, August 14, from 6-8 pm and on Wednesday from 10-11 am. Interment will follow in Forest Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Arrangements by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, Middletown, DE.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.daniels-hutchison.com.
The family suggests donations to be made to: Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, 212 N. Broad Street, P. O. Box 126, Middletown, DE 19709.