Creal Springs- Wanda A. McCabe, age 89, of Creal Springs, passed away at 12:25am on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.
Wanda was born in Harrisburg on April 20, 1929, the daughter of James B. and Clara Agnes (Speaks) Hancock. She married Allan L. McCabe on August 16, 1958 in Marion at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Together, they have shared sixty years of marriage. He survives in Marion.
Mrs. McCabe was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marion, where she was also a member of the church auxiliary. She was a graduate of Marion High School and Southern Illinois University, receiving her Bachelor and Master degrees in education. Prior to her retirement, Wanda worked as a school teacher, beginning her teaching career in 1951. She was a member of the Marion Senior Citizens Center, the Marion Garden Club, and the Women’s Committee of the Williamson County Farm Bureau. Wanda was deservingly named Farm Wife Woman of the Year in 1977.
Survivors include her loving husband- Allan L. McCabe of Marion
Brother- Delmar and wife Docia Hancock of Dwight
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother- Forrest Hancock.
The Funeral Mass will be Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion with Father Brian Barker, Father Richard Mohr and Father Tom Barrett officiating. Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 am until the time of service at the church. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.
For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph Church Building Fund. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N. Market Street; Marion, IL 62959.