Wanda E. Dale, 98, passed peacefully away at her residence on Sept. 4.
She was born on June 23, 1911, in Moberly, Mo. She was the only child of Arthur and Josephine (Shirley) Hardin.
On Jan. 17, 1946, she married Richard E. “Rich” Dale in Coldwater. They moved to Florence in 1948 where they owned and operated Dale Drug Store. To their marriage, one daughter was born.
Rich preceded her in death in 1988, at this time she moved to Marion to live with her family.
She is survived by daughter, Shirley Jo and her husband Rocky Hett of Marion; granddaughter, Wendy Hett of Florence; grandson, Christopher and his wife Kim Hett of Andover; and two great-grandchildren, Gehrig and Gracie.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion. A private family inurnment in Hillcrest Cemetery of Florence.
A memorial fund has been established with the Florence Historical Society, and may be sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, PO Box 6, Marion KS 66861.