Wanda Lea McElfresh

Wanda Lea McElfresh, 70, of Parsons died at 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at her son’s home. 

She was born April 25, 1950, at Beulah, Missouri, a daughter of Earl O. and Reth (Enslow) Bonham. She was raised at Licking, Missouri, and attended school there, graduating from the Licking High School. 

On Jan. 28, 1973, she married Hershel Lee McElfresh at Licking. After their marriage she and they moved to the Rolla, Missouri, area where she was a homemaker. They moved to Parsons in 1992. Mr. McElfresh preceded her in death on July 28, 2015.

She enjoyed camping and taking her family on float trips on the Piney River. 

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Mallory McElfresh of Parsons; two daughters and sons-in-law, Monica and Travis Curtis of Rolla, Missouri, and Tina and Brian Harris of Chouteau, Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Gerald and Charles Bonham; and two sisters, Charlotte Hodge and Edna Mateer.

A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell Cemetery at Big Piney, Missouri, with the Rev. Norman Cartwright officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home at Parsons.

Memorials are suggested to the Proud Animal Lovers Shelter and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com. 

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