WANDA JEAN HOLLON
Wanda Jean (Tipton) Hollon, age 90, of Milan, Missouri went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 26, 2024, at the Sullivan County Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family.
The daughter of Herbert Wiley and Beulah Christine (Yardley) Tipton. Wanda was born on December 23, 1933, in Milan.
On May 7, 1952, in Brookfield, Missouri, Wanda was united in marriage to Robert Lee Hollon and to this marriage there were four children; Robert Lee Jr., Amy Elizabeth, Sara Jean and Jennifer Sue.
Survivors include her son and wife, Robert Lee Jr. and Debbie Hollon of Unionville; three daughters, Amy Hollon and significant other Shane Billington of Green City, Sara and Scott Jennings of Browning and Jennifer and Randall Russell of Milan; four grandchildren, Drew Alan and Ashton Russell of Milan, Ian Cole Russell of Milan, Emily Christine and Ellen Karol Jean Jennings of Browning; great grandchildren, Lane Noel Russell and Wrenlee Ann Russell, Sister-in-laws, Phyllis Hollon and Joan Hollon, as well as, several nieces and nephews.
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee, her parents, Herbert and Beulah Tipton, one granddaughter, Christina Grace Russell, a brother, Herbert Clifton Tipton, father and mother-in-law, Carl and Cleora Adkins, father-in-Law, Carl Francis Hollon, brother-in-laws, Francis Hollon, Richard Hollon and Chuck Hollon, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She grew up on a farm west of Milan, and attended the McClaskey Country School until high school. She graduated from Milan C-II High School in 1951. After graduating, she worked as a telephone operator and various other jobs around Milan. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Pentecostal Lighthouse Church in Milan. She accepted the Lord as her Savior and was baptized in 1979, west of Reger. She loved to help teach Sunday School and ministering and witnessing with others. She was a devout Christian.
Wanda enjoyed and loved spending time with her family and friends, playing cards, and loved her dogs and cats. There was always a smile on her face. Wanda lasts several months were spent at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital where the nurses and staff held a very special place in her heart.
Funeral services for Wanda will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Ruschmeier- Smith Funeral Home in Milan and burial will follow at the Shatto Cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, starting at 10:00 AM
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital or the Shatto Cemetery.