ADA — Wanda J. Brown, 82, died on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at 5:47 a.m., at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton. She was born on Oct. 8, 1931, in Hancock County, to Charles R. and Frances (Marquart) Gossman and they preceded her in death. She was formerly married to Russell Brown from 1950 to 1975 and he survives in Ada.

Wanda previously worked for Triplett in Bluffton for 10 years and then Monsanto Plastics in Lima for 10 years. She retired in 1999 from Ohio Northern University after working for 10 years in the Domestic Engineer Department. She was a member of the St. Mark Lutheran Church, of Ada. Wanda was also a member of the Ada Senior Citizens and the Bluffton Senior Citizens.

Also surviving are two sons, Russell A. (Donna) Brown, of Raymond, and Dan Lee (Chris) Brown, of Ada; a daughter, Cathy Sue Harris, of Naples, Florida; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, James R. Brown, and a brother, Robert Gossman.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor Trent Boedicker officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church of Ada and/or Community Health Professionals – Hospice of Ada.

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