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Wanda Ervin, 87, of Hoopeston, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Heritage Health in Hoopeston.
Wanda was born Feb. 27, 1930, in Danville, the daughter of Virgil and Clara (Kester) Goble.
She married Donald Dean Ervin on Jan. 15, 1950, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Danville. He preceded her in death Aug. 22, 2012.
She is survived by three sons, Dave (Charlene) Ervin of Hoopeston, Randy (Sharon) Ervin of Dewey and Ron (Betty) Ervin of Littleton, Colo.; four daughters, Patti (Paul) Ziemnisky of Cheneyville, Karen (Russ) Rudd of Hoopeston, Sharon Boardman of Chandler, Ariz., and Julie (Bob) Burd of Watseka; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Contas and Wilma West both of Danville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant daughter, Susan Ervin; two brothers; and one sister.
Wanda graduated from Oakwood High School. She spent most of her time as a homemaker, but she really enjoyed her time working at Schulers' Greenhouse.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, where she served as Sunday school teacher. She also volunteered at the Grant Township Food Pantry and as an Election Judge. She was a member of the Hoopeston Garden Club, and enjoyed playing Scrabble with her friends. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and spending time with her family.
A Celebration of Wanda Ervin's Life will be at noon Friday, Aug. 11, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hoopeston with Pastor Jake Callahan officiating. Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-noon Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made in Wanda's name to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or to Grant Township Food Pantry. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Ervin's life. Memories or photos may be shared with her family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.
Published on August 8, 2017
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