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Wanda L. Webb

Birth Date: December 22, 1924
Death Date: August 18, 2017

Wanda Lee (Beck) Webb, 92, of Decatur, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017, in Decatur, IL.

Services to celebrate Wanda’s life will be held at Central Christian Church, 650 W. William St, Decatur, IL on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Michael Karunas officiating. Family and friends will gather at Central Christian for a visitation one hour prior to the service, at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church, 650 W. William St, Decatur, IL 62522 or to the Decatur Quilt Guild, P. O. Box 415, Decatur, IL 62525.

Wanda was born December 22, 1924 in Mt. Vernon, IL, the daughter of George Lee and Stella Fern (Edmison) Beck. She attended Mt. Vernon High School where she met the love of her life, Robert “Squire” Bond Webb. Wanda was a good student and excelled in athletics at the state level. She married Squire in Mt. Vernon on October 14, 1945 upon his return from World War II Army Air Corps service. They felt God blessed their 72 years of marriage. As a young wife, Wanda held clerical positions at Illinois Power Company in Mt. Vernon, and then, worked for the University of Illinois Testing Service while Squire completed his engineering degree at the university.

Wanda was a devoted and loving mother who encouraged her children to pursue their goals and dreams. She was very proud of her family and was excited to become a “Granny and Nana” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wanda loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with family was important to her. Her family and friends knew her as a wonderful wife, mother and a friend to all. Wanda was a member of Central Christian Church for 65 years, where she faithfully served as a Deacon, Cradle Roll Chair and a youth leader. She was honored in 2005 as Deacon Emeriti. Wanda was a faithful volunteer in the Decatur Public Schools, supporting her children’s classrooms, chairing committee work and supporting athletics. She also volunteered her time with the Girl Scout and Boy Scout organizations.

Wanda was member of the Decatur Quilt Guild and was especially skilled in appliqué work, piecing and stitching many quilts with love. She and Squire liked to travel, took many tours and enjoyed camping all over the USA. They always looked forward to Michigan’s Ludington State Park camping vacations. Wanda’s home, and her spirit, were the “anchor” for her family. She will be greatly missed.

Wanda leaves behind son, C. Robert (Anne) Webb; daughters, Becky Johnston, Sarah (Craig) Hammond, Amy Mattingly; daughter, Susan (Paul) Hartstirn, is deceased; grandchildren, Christina (Christopher) Branham, Tim (Karyn) Webb, Jon (Mollie) Webb, Jennifer (Chris) Hartwig, Phillip (Shelley) Johnston, Celia Johnston, Julia (Scott) Dolejs, Mary Hartstirn, Kaite Konoplisky, Ben Konoplisky, Adam Mattingly, and Daniel Mattingly; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Tyler Branham, Stella Webb, Keller Webb, Jacob and Charlie Hartwig, Callum Johnston, Emily Konoplisky, and Gabriel and Judah Dolejs; sister-in-law, Dorma Beck; nephews, Bill (Barb) Beck, Stewart (Nancy) Webb, Clinton (Nancy) Webb, Roland Webb; niece, Jean Beck; and cousins, Janice (Dale) Featherstone, Dave (Phyllis) Edmison, Pauline Fleming, and Myra (Mike) Michael.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Herman and Helen Webb; daughter, Susan; great-grandson, Cole Webb; brother, Bob Beck; brother-in-law, Wilton (Roberta) Webb; sisters-in-law, Marjorie (Bill) Wood and Margaret Webb; nephews, Jon Webb and Jeff (Linda)Webb; and nieces, Polly Vogel and Eleanor Webb.

Wanda wants you to know that she loves you and has always appreciated your kindness and friendship.

Her family wishes to extend gratitude to Dr. Anthony McCormack and to Dr. Manohar Kola for their compassion while caring for Wanda over the years.

Well done good and faithful servant.

The family of Wanda L. Webb is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences and share memories with the family at

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Celebration of Life
August 26, 2017
10:30 am
Central Christian Church
.650 West William Street Decatur, IL 62522
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August 26, 2017
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.650 West William Street Decatur, IL 62522
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  1. I remember Mrs. Webb as an active Muffley parent! Always sharing fun ideas and goodies for school events. You are all so fortunate to have had her as a parent and grandparent. Thanks for sharing her with us. – Sherri Carroll

  2. To Mrs. Webb' children,

    Your Mom was a beautiful woman and she and your Dad raised delightful and bright children. I'm sorry you lost both of your parents in such a short period of time, but God was ready for them to be together. I regret that I won't be able to attend your Mom's service as I will be in Michigan..fond memories of sharing the campfire with your family at Ludington State Park.
    May you feel the love of God, family and friends surrounding you.
    Peace, courage, love, Jean Aberle

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