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Wanda Jane Girdler, age 81, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Beech Tree Manor in Jellico, Tenn.
She was born on December 11, 1935 in Mark, Ky. to the late Katy Jane Claunch Early and Steven Early.
She worked in Environmental Services at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and Lange and New Bros. Funeral Home.
She was a member of West Somerset Baptist Church.
She enjoyed clogging and camping with her husband, Gordon.
She is survived by a son—Billy (Phyllis) Wilson, Jr. of Somerset; a daughter—Connie (Barry) Burks of Monticello; one brother—George (Jenny) Early of Somerset; three sisters—Judy Loveless of Somerset, Thelma (Frank) Collins of Windsor, Pa., and Anna (Terry) Parnell of Falmouth, Ky.; her former husband and father of her children—Billy D. Wilson of Somerset; six grandchildren—Amy Jones, Crystal Jones, Andrew (Alicia) Burks, Kimberly (Brent) Jones, Billy Dee (Jessica) Wilson III and Justin Kyle (Allison) Wilson; 12 great-grandchildren—Chris Swift, Sierra Swift, Phillip Swift, Caleb Evans, Wilson Evans, Rease Jones, Taren Jones, Oliver Burks, Ellie Burks, Matilda Burks, Jazlyn Rae Wilson and Aubrey Lucille Wilson; two great-great grandchildren—Braleigh Swift and Gracelynn Swift; and many nieces and
nephews who she thought the world of.
She was preceded her in death by her husband—Larry Gordon Girdler, who preceded her on February 25, 1991; four brothers—John Early, Melvin Early, Manford Early and Richard Early; and two sisters—Lois McWilliams and Lola Hill.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Larry Butte officiating. Burial will be at Mill Springs National Cemetery.
You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on March 7, 2017
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