WINFIELD, Kan. — Funeral services for Wanda Striegel, 81, Winfield, are 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at Central Baptist Church in Winfield.
Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Wichita at 11 a.m. Monday Sept. 13, 2010.
Ms. Winfield died Sept. 6, 2010, at Good Samaritan Village.
She was born May 9, 1929 in Wewoka, Okla., to Louis C. and Viola Mae Olds Gilley.
She was raised and educated in the South Central part of Oklahoma, graduating from McLish Consolidated High School in 1948 as valedictorian of her high school class.
She married Henry L. Striegel, June 6, 1953, in Ada, Okla.
She raised a family and worked for 39 years as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell in Wichita. She retired in 1996 and moved to Winfield in 1998 to be closer to family.
While in Wichita she was a member of Old Manor Baptist and First Bible Baptist Churches. As a member of Telephone Pioneers, Ms. Striegel volunteered for Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bowling League in Kansas Special Olympics. She also taught English as a second language. In Winfield she was a pink lady with the Winfield Hospital Auxiliary, in surgery waiting and the snack bar and was recently awarded a pin for 6,500 hours of volunteer service. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church serving on many committees, including finance, personnel, treasurer of Women's Mission Committee, WMU, taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, the leaders of mission friends (GA's).
Survivors include three daughters, Jacque Nation and Anita Striegel, both of Winfield, Terri Wood and husband Mark of Naples, Fla.; six brothers, Norman of Cromwell, Okla., Carl (Lois) of Ada, Okla., Franklin (Connie) of Albion, Okla., Earl (Joyce) of Winfield, Lloyd (JoAn) of Ropesville, Texas and Fred (Judy) Gilley of Ada, Okla.; four sisters, Neelda Bowen of N.C., Ruth Richardson Mo., Laverna Chandler of Ada, Okla., and Clara (Larry) Brengle of Calif.; grandchildren, Rachael Land and husband Shannon of Broken Arrow, Okla., R.J. Nation and wife Tosha of Hampton, Va. and Miranda Nation of Winfield; great-grandchildren, Lilah and Meredith Land, Trevor and Cody Nation, Makaila Bonner and Austin Peri; and four living aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by former husband Henry L. Streigel, infant son Paul Henry Striegel, brothers, Leita, Otis and Baby Glenn; and sister, Baby Myrtle
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, at Central Baptist Church, 904 Wheat Rd., Winfield, Kan., and with family from 6-8 p.m.
Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home, Winfield, Kansas