Wanda J. VanFleet, 86 of Alexis, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Genesis Senior Living. Services will be Wednesday, April 24, at 10:00 AM at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be in Viola Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Mercer County VFW Auxiliary.

Wanda J. VanFleet, 86 of Alexis, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Genesis Senior Living. Services will be Wednesday, April 24, at 10:00 AM at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be in Viola Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Mercer County VFW Auxiliary.

Wanda Joyce Burns was born on July 19, 1932 in Burlington, Iowa to Martin & Mabel (Stevens) Burns. She was a graduate of Aledo High School. Wanda married Melvin McCaw on August 6, 1950. From this union 4 children were born: Roger, Rick, Lori and Pam. They later divorced. On March 24, 1979, Wanda married Fred R. VanFleet. Wanda gained four step-children: Danny, Jim & Tony VanFleet and Cindy VanFleet-Griffin.

Wanda was a dedicated homemaker and farm wife. After her children were in school, she worked as a secretary for Country Companies. Wanda enjoyed her flowers and working in her yard. She loved a bargain and never missed a flea market.

Those left to cherish Wanda’s memory include her children and spouses: Roger & Sally McCaw and Rick & Shelly McCaw, all of Aledo; Lori & Ed Kennedy of Brookfield, MO; son-in-law, Ty Gainey of Orion; sister, Evelyn Lemon of Aledo; Grandchildren: B.J. & Michelle McCaw; Matthew & Michelle McCaw; Meagan McCaw; Bridget Carlson; Michael & Sarah Thompson; Sommer & Peter Hansen; Kelsey Kennedy; Morgan Gainey, Shonna Gainey; Trudy & Steve Lacefield  and Tracy & Eric Malmstead; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Pam Gainey; brother-in-law, Richard Lemon and a great-granddaughter, Valerie Carlson.

Condolences may be left at speerfuneralhome.com.