Wanda Meryle Kingree Keckley

Wanda Meryle Kingree Keckley, 89, of Woodstock, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.  The funeral will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.  Reverend Robert Berghuis will officiate.  Burial will follow in Union Forge Cemetery in Edinburg.

Mrs. Keckley was born November 5, 1925 in Edinburg, daughter of the late Charles Madison Kingree and Bessie Lantz Kingree.  She graduated from Eve Palmer’s Business School and retired from VDOT after 22 years.  She was a lifetime member of Union Forge United Methodist Church where she also served as treasurer for over 30 years, a member of Edinburg VFW Post#2447 Ladies Aux. and a volunteer for over 20 years at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Mark Keckley.

Wanda is survived by her son, John Keckley and wife Dawn of Virginia Beach; daughter Karen Hughes and husband Ed of Kelso, WA; five grandchildren, Jonathan Mattison, Joshua Mattison, Aaron Keckley, Nathan Keckley and Ben Keckley; two great grandchildren, Nathan Mattison and Kristen Mattison.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Mattison, Aaron Keckley, Nathan Keckley, Steve Heishman, Brooks Irwin, Ronnie Riffey & Bill Lam.

Memorial contributions may be made to Union Forge United Methodist Church, C/o Donna Hollar, 33 Swann Drive, Edinburg, VA 22824.

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3 Condolences to Wanda Meryle Kingree Keckley

  1. Diana Miller says:

    Wanda was such a sweet, wonderful woman. She was one of the first people I worked with when I started working many, many years ago and I loved her from the beginning. She was sweet, kind, and had a cute little sense of humor. Over the years, I’ve thought about her often. The world would be such a wonderful place if more people were like Wanda. Even though I didn’t get to see her often anymore, I shall miss her nonetheless. She was a great example to a young girl just starting in the workplace. She was more than a coworker…she was my friend.

  2. Kimberly Cooper says:

    I worked with Wanda at VDOT. She was my mentor and someone I looked up to and had high respect for. I have alot of cherished memories of her. She was very sweet, loving and compassionate towards others. She instilled in me a very high work ethic and to always do what is right. My favorite quote of hers was “just because they do it, doesn’t make it right”; and she was right. In her last days when I visited her, she still had her sense of humor. I will miss seeing and talking with her. Rest in peace Wanda.

  3. Michele Keckley says:

    Wanda was a very sweet lady, through and through. She was kind, thoughtful, and soft spoken. So sorry to hear of her passing. she will be truly missed. I will always remember her fondly. She was the best mother in law a woman could ask for. Her dedication to her family and church will be missed.