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Wanda  Harless

November 23, 1932 – October 5, 2018

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Obituary for Wanda Harless Stepto

Wanda Harless Stepto, 85, of Marmet, died on October 5, 2018, at home.

She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, David L. Stepto; her parents, Charley O’Dell Harless and Virginia Adkins Harless; brother Charles Kenneth Harless, and sister Wilma McSurley.

Wanda, who was generally known by her childhood nickname of “Sweetie,” was born on November 23, 1932, and was a native of Ashford in Boone County. She was a loving and generous mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She attended Slaughter’s Creek Freewill Baptist church in Chelyan where she very much loved and appreciated her church family.

Sweetie enjoyed going on senior bus tours with her long-time friend Lemoyne Thomas. She loved tending her flower gardens and watching birds in her yard, especially the chicken who fed at her birdfeeders a few years ago.

Sweetie is survived by her son, David E. Stepto of Durham, NC, and daughters Rebecca Stepto of Charleston and Pamela Honaker of Monongahela, PA; grandchildren John Stepto of Franklinton, NC; Christina Stepto of Oxford, NC, and Timothy and Jessica Honaker of Monongahela, PA; brother Kermit Harless and sister Sue Sizemore, both of Nellis; sisters-in-law Stella Butts, Kathryn Cook and Emogene Simms, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Sunday, October 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home in Marmet. The funeral will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 8 at Leonard Johnson’s with Rev. Gary Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Barker Cemetery in Ashford, where she will be buried next to her husband and near her parents, Harless-Barker grandparents and great-grandfather William Harless.

Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

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When Sunday, October 7th, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Leonard Johnson Funeral Home
8706 California Ave.
Marmet, WV 25315

Service Information

Monday, October 8th, 2018 11:00am
Rev. Gary Smith
Leonard Johnson Funeral Home
8706 California Ave.
Marmet, WV 25315

Interment Information

Barker Cemetery
Ashford, WV