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Wanda M. Landes

September 15th, 1926 – July 14th, 2022

Wanda May Landes, age 95 of Rushville, Illinois, formerly of Beardstown, Illinois, passed away at 8:50 pm on Tuesday, July 14, 2022 at her daughter’s home in Rushville. She was born on September 15, 1926 in Browning, Illinois, the daughter of William Darius and Rose (Workman) Farwell. She first married Robert Calvin Heffren. She later married Dewey Landes on September 28, 1972 in Beardstown. He preceded her in death on June 10, 2007.

She was also preceded in death by 5 brothers; Dean, Louis, Arthur, Philip and Billy Farwell and 3 sisters, Ina Curless, Betty Hulvey and Suzanne Farwell.

Wanda is survived by her daughter, Brenda (and Gary) McDonald of Rushville, her son Bob (and Leann) Heffren of Ripley, Illinois, 5 grandchildren; Annette (and Stan) Cooley, James (and Diana) McDonald, Bridget Turner, Rachael (and Luke) McGinnis and Kasey (and Lynn) McMillen, 10 great-grandchildren; Chelsea (and Charlie) Erwin, Mackenzie Cooley, Theia McDonald, Nicholas Turner, Alex Turner, Bailey Erwin, Andrew Erwin, Nathaniel Mustread, Haylee Mustread, and Kasey McMillen, Jr., and 3 great-grandchildren, Mila Miller, Grayson Cooley and Paisley Mustread.

She worked at Capital Records in Jacksonville, Illinois for over 35 years. She then worked for the Beardstown School District in the cafeteria.

Wanda was a member of the Beardstown Southern Baptist Church where she taught Bible School for years and sang in the church choir. She loved to fish and hunt arrowheads.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19th at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, Illinois. Pastor Daryl Vermillion will officiate. Visitation will take place at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Browning Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee or Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.


July 17th, 2022

Condolences to your family
Jeffrey L Smith

July 17th, 2022

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are All in my PRAYERS 🙏

July 17th, 2022

Please except my condolences and my prayers .

July 17th, 2022

My sincere condolences to you and your family! Wanda was a very lovely woman!

July 17th, 2022

Sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you and your families.
Janet Royer

July 17th, 2022

Brenda,Annette,and family prayers for your family!Launi Klitz

July 17th, 2022

Thoughts and prayers for all of you
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July 17th, 2022

We are sorry for your loss and thinking of you. Doris and Ralph DeVore and family.

July 18th, 2022

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. Steve & Diann Skiles

July 18th, 2022

Sincere condolences to all. Wanda will be missed by all us here at Charles Place Apartments! Kim & Residents

July 20th, 2022

Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

July 26th, 2022

I worked with Wanda at school. She was such a nice and sweet person
Joann Gielau