LaWanda Elizabeth Macke, 78, of Jackson, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
She was born September 12, 1934, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of George Henry and Ella Mae Wrenn Fisher. She and Elmer E. Macke were married May 25, 1956. He passed away March 30, 2002.
LaWanda was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. She worked as a setter at the Southeast Missourian Newspaper for several years, and was a care provider for VNA Home Health for 22 years, retiring in 2004. She was a member of the Eagles Club in Cape Girardeau. LaWanda enjoyed quilting, outdoor activities, shopping, and especially dancing.
Loving survivors include; five daughters, Pattie Ann (Wayne) Mayberry of Jonesboro, IL, Pamela (David) Morgan of Cape Girardeau, Phyllis Ruesler (fiance, Hubert Sharpe) of LaBelle, MO, Paula (Brad) Thompson of Fruitland, Caroline Macke-Hoxworth of Jackson; three sons, Jon Macke of Millersville, Michael (Robin) Macke of Jackson, Joe (Jane) Macke of Oak Ridge; seven grandsons; six granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Scott of Sebring, Florida; a brother, Harold “Bub” Fisher of Sebring; a sister-in-law, Mary Fisher of Marble Hill, MO; and her special friend and companion, Lynn Alley of Jackson.
In addition to her husband of 45 years, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and a brother.
Friends may call Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 4-8 PM at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
The funeral service will be Friday, at 10:00 AM, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Henrichs officiating.
Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church, or to Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation, designated to the Diabetes Department.