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Wanda J. (Hodges) Warrick

November 3, 1917 ~ March 25, 2018 (age 100)


     Wanda J. Warrick, 100, of Quincy, passed away at 9:40 pm Sunday (March 25, 2018) in Good Samaritan Home.  

     Born November 3, 1917, in Girard, Illinois, Wanda was the daughter of John E. and Lula Duke Hodges. Her early life was spent in Girard. She graduated from Girard Township High School in 1935 and shortly thereafter was married to Paul J. Warrick. The young family resided in several cities in the Midwest as her husband's career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture progressed. They finally settled in Quincy in 1946. 

     Mrs. Warrick was devoted to her family throughout her life, but also found time for part-time employment and community service, applying her artistic artistic and vocal music talents. She worked at JC Penney and later at Farwell Silk Screening Company and Moorman's Printing Department. She was a founding member of the Westview Women's Golf Association, a member of the Blessing Hospital Auxiliary, and of Senior Citizens Volunteer Voices. Wanda and her husband Paul loved travelling all over the United States as well as Canada and Mexico in their Airstream. She spent her retirement years in Florida with her husband. During her retirement, Wanda was a founding member of the Venice Sweet Adelines, volunteered for 10 years as a cook with Meals on Wheels, and with the Englewood Community Hospital. She was a devoted member of the Vermont Street United Methodist Church. 

     Mrs. Warrick was preceded by her parents; her beloved husband of 48 years; two sisters, Lois Freeman and Helen Brown; and her daughter, Paula Ippensen.  

     Survivors include a son, Fred Warrick (Jill) of Edwardsville, IL; four grandchildren, Julie Hyer (Jon) of Quincy, Mike Schrader (Polly) of Rochester, IL, Jeff Warrick of Allentown, PA and Dr. Judi Petkau (Lorne) of St. Paul MN; five great grandchildren, Lindsey Frese (Rob) of Quincy, Cassie Johnson (Bryan) of Quincy, Megan Matzak (Adam) of Springfield, IL, Dylan Schrader of Riverton, IL and Samantha Schrader of Rochester, IL; three great great grandchildren; a brother, Jay Hodges of Winder GA; and a sister, Carol Kissel (John Jr.) of Springfield, IL. Also surviving are several loving nieces and nephews. 

      Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Rev. Patty Johansen of Vermont Street Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.

      Visitation will be Thursday afternoon from 12:00 Noon until the time of services at the funeral home. 

       Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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