Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Wanda Jean Walford, 74, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. She was born June 17, 1948, in Cairo, to Oscar and Wanda (Whittenberg) Phelps. She married James F. Brewer, Sr. and later married John Walford.

She was a homemaker. Wanda was a member of the Bunker Hill First Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by her children, Patra (Leonard) Hankins of Bunker Hill, Tina (Rodney) Schumann of Cuba, Mo., Malinda (Jeffrey) Wolff of Brighton, Jason (Kim) Brewer of Bunker Hill, Aaron (Gina) Walford of Wentzville, Mo .; grandchildren, Eric Emery, Nicholas Emery, Brady Hankins, Travis Hankins, Kiersten Reeves, LeeAnn Heaps, Matthew Gosch, Chris Schumann, Jamie Schumann, Chloe Schumann, Megan (King) Ashton, Kaitlyn Brewer, Adam Brewer, Aidan Walford, Noah Walford, Lucy Walford, Owen Walford; seven great-grandchildren; and brothers, James (Martha) Phelps of Kentucky and John (Carol) Phelps of Kentucky. Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; son, James F. Brewer, Jr .; granddaughter, Mallory Gosch; grandson, Daniel Hankins; great-granddaughter, Minny Bogaczyk; and brother, Oscar Phelps.

Friends may call on Friday, June 9, at Bunker Hill First Assembly of God Church from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. Funeral services follow on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

Memorials are suggested to Bunker Hill First Assembly of God. Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill is in charge of arrangements.

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