Wanda Mae Clarkson

Published 5:33 pm Monday, October 28, 2019

Wanda Mae Clarkson


Wanda Mae Clarkson, age 79, of Logan Road, Springfield, passed away at 5:35 a.m., Saturday, October 26, 2019 at her home after an illness.

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She was born in Boyle County, on October 8, 1940 to the late Cecil “Mink” and Ella Mae Logue Burns.

She was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church, a homemaker and enjoyed being with her family and was a grandmother to many.

Preceding her in death was her husband, James Lee “Jim” Clarkson on September 29, 2006, a sister, Dorothy Faye Lanham on April 13, 2014 and a brother, Elmer Burns on September 22, 2019.

Survivors include a son, Danny Clarkson (Cathy) of Springfield; seven daughters, Linda Pelley (Paul) of Mitchellsburg, Bonnie Farris (Harvey) of Crab Orchard, Sandy Jackson and Kathy Bishop (Boyce) of Springfield, Angie Lister (Lee) of Junction City, Stacey Lister (Matt) of Hustonville and Jennie Powers of Springfield; nineteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; a sister, Lillie Taylor of Perryville and two brothers, Sam Burns (Emma) of Greensburg and Bill Burns (Darethea) of Springfield and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 31, at the Beech Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Travis Farris officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Bobby Estes.

Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery at Perryville.

Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Timmy Farris, Michael Pelley, Ronnie Clarkson, Matthew Clarkson, Daniel Lister, Brian Powers, Joshua Jackson, Samuel Clarkson, Cody Powers and Christopher Powers.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be granddaughters, Christy Troxell, CaSandra Reid, Bo Barnett, Heather LayPort, Erica Lister, Valerie Lister and great grandchildren, Zach Farris, Cameron Farris, Jaicee Farris, Silas Farris, Titus Farris, Dylan Clarkson, Derek Clarkson, Anna Kate Smith, Ethan Reid, Brianna Reid, Katelynn Reid, Adlee LayPort, Peyton Powers, DeAnna Gore and Landon Spalding.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.