Wanda Workman

Private services for Wanda Workman, 92, Lawrence will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. She died Friday, July 26, 2013 at Allie’s Village Memory Care Homes in Lawrence.

Wanda was born May 6, 1921 in Great Bend, KS the daughter of William F. and Sarah C. (Phillips) Nash.

She was a resident of Lawrence since 1956.

She was a homemaker. She was a daycare provider for a number of years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Wanda married Harold Vernon Workman on October 13, 1938 in LaCrosse, KS. He preceded her in death September 16, 1991.

Survivors include one daughter, Rita Burke, and husband, Tim, Lawrence; one grandson, Tony Barritt; one great grandson, Chance Barritt, Lawrence; and one sister, Betty Shoemate, Arcadia, FL. She was also preceded in death by infant son, Jerry, October 1940.

The family suggests memorials in her name to Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

13 Condolences

  1. Lois Marie Gibson on July 26, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I am saddened by your loss. Aunt Wanda was a devoted wife and mother. She will be missed by all of us

  2. Rick and Lorie sawyer on July 27, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Rita, so sorry about your Mom. May The Lord give you peace and strength in the days ahead.

  3. Sue Davis McDaniel on July 27, 2013 at 8:46 am

    My deepest sympathy on your loss, there is nothing in this world like losing your Mom. I still miss Mom all the time but they live and love in your heart forever……hugs and prayers!

  4. Delors Thomas on July 27, 2013 at 9:45 am

    So sorry to hear about Aunt Wanda. She was a lovely person, besides being a loving wife and mother, she was every inch a lady. She will be missed. Love to you and your family.

  5. S. Elaine on July 27, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Rita and family,
    My deepest condolences over the loss of your mother. May God grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Galatians 1:3. He is a comforter of all those who mourn. In His Word the Bible, we are encouraged to throw all our anxiety upon Him, because He cares for us, 1Peter 5:7. Isaiah 41:10; John 6:40; Revelation 21:3,4. May God’s loving-kindness be with you forever. Heartfelt prayers are with you.

  6. Neita and Don Colin on July 28, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Aunt Wanda was a very special lady. She was just a great example of how to be a super wife and mom. The years I spent in Lawrence brought me closer to her, and I am so grateful for that. Also, I am so happy for the times I have seen her during the last 10 years or so. Love to you, Rita. You will miss her. We will, too.

  7. Leah and Darrel Rurode on July 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Rita and Family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We both have lost our moms, so we know the days ahead will be difficult. The pain of her loss will pass, but the love she gave will always be a part of you. We are thinking of you during this time.

  8. Anonymous on July 28, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Dear Wanda’s Family:

    My heart is overwhelmed experiencing all the joy and tender love you share as a family. Thank you for sharing one of the most special people on earth, and now in heaven–your dear Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother–Ms. Wanda!!

    Big hugs, P

  9. Debbie (Gibson) Lee on July 28, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Rita, I don’t have the words to truly comfort you; just know your Mom left me with wonderful memories. Your parents both were such special, kind people. I picture them together in heaven dancing and giving thanks for the daughter you are, with glad thanks for Tony and Chance

  10. Dorothy Terrell on July 28, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Aunt Wanda was a special lady.
    I always enjoyed our talks and
    visits. We will miss her. Rita our love, prayers & thoughts go to you and your family.

  11. Dolores Lambotte on July 29, 2013 at 6:20 am

    I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of our dear Aunt Wanda. Rita, my love and prayers go out to you and your family.

  12. Dianne Ensminger on July 29, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Dear Rita,

    My heart and words can never express what your mother and you have come to mean to myself and our family at Allie’s Village. The very short time that we came to know you and Wanda were some of the most precious I have ever experienced.

    Thank you for entrusting us to spend the last few days of your mother’s life with her. We loved her very much and feel the same way about you and Tony. Please know that we send our thoughts, our prayers and our love to you and your family in this most difficult time.

    Love, Dianne

  13. ray souza on July 29, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Dear Rita,

    We offer our condolences for the lost of your mother.

    Ray & Martha Souza

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