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Wanda J. (Pursel) Spayde

Wanda J. (Pursel) Spayde, age 89, of 240 Crabapple Lane, Bloomsburg passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 1, 2022 at her daughter’s home where she resided for the past five years.

Born in Bloomsburg on July 15, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Oden Pursel and Valeria (Whitenight) Pursel Shaffer. A lifelong resident of the Bloomsburg area, she graduated from Bloomsburg High School.
Wanda worked at the former Magee Carpet Co. for two years early in her life. After that she was blessed to be able to stay at home and be a fulltime mother and housewife.
In addition to her parents, Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn M. Spayde, on August 4, 2014 and her brother Robert F. Pursel.
She is survived by her only daughter, Debra A. Crawford of Bloomsburg; two grandsons: Jason L. Crawford and his wife Barbara, Bloomsburg and Bryan G. Crawford and his wife Kimberly, Bloomsburg; three great-grandchildren: Kaitlynne Crawford, Menasha, Wis., Trystan Crawford, Bloomsburg, Payton Crawford, Bloomsburg; a sister-in-law, Joy G. Pursel and a niece Kathy Pursel , wife of Robert Williams, all of Boiling Springs, South Carolina.
Wanda’s first passion in life was her family and grandchildren. Second was spending a great deal of time working on her yard.
At the request of the family, there will be no funeral services or viewing.
Please omit flowers. Friends may remember Wanda with a gift to the American Lung Assn., 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

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My Father's only sibling my Aunt Wanda was in my life as long as I can remember. She had our family to her home every Sunday evening through my childhood years. She would have me to her house for spaghetti dinner because I liked hers better than my Moms! I know she would go to the Bloom Fair and get my Dad special candy he loved, she was always bringing our family sweets and goodies and a lot of her own home made fudge, truly the best! As time went on and I moved away she was just a phone call away. We always kept in touch, I really enjoyed our conversations. It was great when we moved a bit closer and her and my cousin, her daughter Deb could visit us. We actually would get together for Holidays at her Grandson Brian and Kim's home for Thanksgiving and Easter and I looked forward to seeing her there..
We have unfortunately been away from my Aunt for sometime but those phone calls still happened. She was such an upbeat and with -it lady! She will be so missed by her family . We Love you and miss you Aunt Wanda!

Kathy Williams Jan 10 2022 5:40 PM

I have many fond memories of my older cousin
Wanda. She often took me in one of her brand new convertibles. She'd have the top down, radio blaring, while chewing her favorite Juicy Fruit Chewing gum. The town of Bloomsburg knew when we traveled the streets. Years later, I enjoyed talking with Wanda. She was an excellent conversationalist, very intelligent and shared worthwhile information. I miss having those conversations with her. My heart goes out to Debbie and her family who she loved and adored.

Glenda G. Hock Jan 4 2022 5:31 PM