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Wanda Tarter

Birth Date: December 9, 1931
Death Date: June 29, 2017

Wanda B. Tarter, 85, of Decatur passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in Heritage Health in Mt. Zion.
Wanda was born on December 9, 1931 in Decatur the daughter of Floyd and Emma (McCoy) Hendrickson. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Zion. She enjoyed Bingo, eat at the Mexican restaurant on Friday nights, and watching Cubs baseball, racing, and spending time with her family. She married Willie K. Tarter they were married for 65 years. He preceded her in death on December 7, 2013.
Surviving are her son, Kenneth D. Tarter of Decatur; daughters, Glenda K. West (Jerry) of Florida; Diane K. Southwell (Scott) of Decatur; brother, Sonny Hendrickson (Mary) of Decatur; 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, 1 brother and one sister, and 2 daughters Lisa and Mary Ellen.
Graveside service to celebrate Wanda life will be 10 AM Monday, July 3, 2017 in Graceland Cemetery.
The family of Wanda B. Tarter is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences and share memories with the family at

Graveside Service
July 3, 2017
10:00 am
Graceland Cemetery
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Wanda was truly one of the sweetest, kindest people I've ever had the privilege of knowing. I loved this wonderful lady as I'm sure everyone who knew her did. My heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with her family. Linda Hironimus

  2. I loved this woman. She was one of the warmest, kindest people I've ever had the privilege of knowing. Rest in peace, dear Wanda. You have been loved by so many.

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