Wanda June Koenders, 76, of Gurdon, AR, died April 1, 2018 at the National Park Medical Center, Hot Springs, AR.
Wanda was born July 12, 1941 in Franklin County, Red Bay, AL. She was a 1959 graduate of Zion-Benton Township High School. Wanda married Lawrence Koenders in 1979.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence of Arkansas; daughter, Tamara June (Mark Adams) Pierce of Zion; grandchildren, Jonathan W. Pierce of East Peoria, Mark E. Adams Jr. of Zion, Thomas W. Pierce of East Peoria, Robert C. (Amanda) Pierce of East Peoria, Samuel W. (Kayla) Pierce of East Peoria, Alexander W. (Stephanie) Pierce of East Peoria, and Margaret J. Adams of Zion; great-grandchildren, Timothy, Luke, and Jeffery Pierce all of East Peoria; and one brother, Justin (Star) Strickland of Zion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nolyer Evelyn and Walter Thurman Strickland; son Timothy W. Pierce; and a sister Cathy S. Lyon.
A visitation will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL, with a funeral service immediately following at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, Zion.