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Wanda Paxson

Wanda Paxson, daughter of Dave & Eunice (Killian) Westlake, was born May 15, 1960 in Des Moines, Iowa. Wanda grew up in Des Moines and she graduated from North High School.

Wanda worked at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines for 28 years in various departments. On March 25, 1989, she married Kenneth Paxson and Mount Ayr became her home. For the last 10 years, Wanda has worked at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr. Wanda had a heart of gold and she loved her family and enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren. Wanda enjoyed craft shows. She always looked forward to her "girls weekend" in Des Moines during deer season.

Wanda passed away unexpectantly on November 26, 2016.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Kenneth Paxson; 2 children Kenney (Mandi) Paxson and Samantha (Andrew) Morgan; 3 grandchildren Anthony & Samantha Morgan and Jax Paxson-and one more grandchild on the way; her parents Dave & Eunice Westlake; brother Wes (Kris) Westlake and sister Sandy (Johnny) Parrett; brothers-in-law Eldon (Lorna) Paxson and Wayne (Laurie) Paxson; sister-in-law Lila (Gary) Cross; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorials are to HCI Care Services in Mount Ayr, Iowa.

Services: 2:00 pm ~ Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
Armstrong Funeral Home - Mt Ayr
Officiating: Rev Terry Roberts
Open Visitation: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tues, Nov 29
Family Present: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tues, Nov 29
Armstrong Funeral Home
Burial: Cremation to follow the services.
Memorials: HCI Care Services in Mount Ayr, Iowa.

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We enjoyed meeting Wanda at the hospital. She was very sweet. We look forward to seeing her alive again in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." John 5:28, 29

Jim & Donna Adams Nov 30 2016 12:00 AM

Kenny and family, We are so sorry for your loss . We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. I am sorry I am unable to make the trip back home. much love, Aunt Leota Kathy Shoemaker & family Karen Denny & family Linda Norrick & family Rhonda Alexander & family

Leota Brackett and family Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM

Joyce, I am truly sorry for the loss of your dear niece. I enjoyed hearing the stories you told about her and the joy she brought to so many. I remember her from North High School, Joyce-many years ago! Sincerely, Luann

Luann Anderson Rowat Nov 28 2016 12:00 AM

Ken and family, I cannot express how shocked and saddened I was to get the news this morning. Wanda was an Angel to everyone that she encountered. She was the one who trained me when I started at the clinic and I have enjoyed working next to her for the past 13 months. She was a truly special person. Her RCH family will certainly feel a tremendous void, as I know all of you will. I have only met a few of the family members, but feel like I know each one of you, with all the stories she shared. She loved you all so very much. Thoughts and prayers for the days and months ahead.

Kim Stark Nov 26 2016 12:00 AM