MATTOON -- Wanda Ailene Taylor, age 93, of Mattoon passed away at 4:27 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center surrounded by her loving family.
Graveside services honoring her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Dodge Grove Cemetery with Bishop Dr. Andrew Robinson officiating. Wanda will be laid to rest alongside her husband, Walter “Bud” Lawyer. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Wanda was born on April 12, 1924 in Mattoon the daughter of Robert Alan and Zoah Fanchon (Richards) Sanders.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Donald Sanders and Kenneth Sanders; and a sister, Joan Fuller Gravel. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Walter “Bud” Lawyer, the father of her three children and her second husband, James “Bus” Taylor.
Survivors include her children, Lynn Lawyer (Charles) Taylor of Richmond, VA, Ronald (Beverly) Lawyer of Austin, TX and, Debra Lawyer (Robert) Stokes of Charleston, IL; grandchildren, Tonya Lawyer (Aric) Greenburg of Champaign, IL, Laura Starwalt (Todd) Allen of Dalton, GA, Heather Starwalt (Mike) Lashbrook of Safety Harbor, FL, Erin Eggemeier Gibson of Roanoke, VA, Adam Pedigo Rentfro of Stewardson, IL and Sgt. Matthew Pedigo Rentfro (Sasha) of San Diego, CA; great grandchildren, Zoe Lawyer, Trevor Legg, Trenton Allen, Taylor Allen, Tiffany Allen, Lindsey Lashbrook, Brandon Lashbrook, Hannah Eggemeier and Emma Eggemeier.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net.