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Wanda Riesland

04/11/1939 - 10/10/2021


Obituary For Wanda Riesland

Wanda M Riesland, 82, of Sedalia , MO passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 at her home. She was born on April 11, 1939 in Cooper County, MO the daughter of Oren S Brown and Mabel A (Mueller) Brown, who preceded her in death.

On May 26, 1957 in Sedalia, she was united in marriage to Wesley B Riesland, who preceded her in death on June 9, 2018.

Wanda worked as a tax preparer, typist and clerk for Loraine Jackson for over forty years. She later worked on her own as a tax preparer from home. In her younger years she enjoyed being a homemaker, raising her family, going fishing, cooking, and loved taking care of the animals outdoors. Above all else, she was proud of her family and loved to spoil all her grandchildren. Wanda was known for having a big heart for others and would be willing to help in anyway she could.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy Harrell (Keith), Tammie Weber (Jim), and Kathy Carpenter, all of Sedalia; five grandchildren, Danyale Ragus, Christie Harrell, Tisha Sparks, Ashley Norman, and Tara West; eight great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Brown and a sister, Myrtle Adams; and her step-father, Chester Wackiff

A graveside memorial service and burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 15, 2021 at Crown Hill Cemetery with Rev. Albert Reine officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.





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Crown Hill Cemetery
701 N. Engineer
Sedalia, MO 65301

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  • So sorry to hear of Wanda's passing. She did my taxes for years and was always a joy to visit with her. I worked at Lamy's and remember when Cathy was there. I also have great-grandchildren going to Tisha's preschool. God bless you all. Lucy Akeman

  • Lots of memories of Bowling and going to tournaments, and having fun. and then the last few years getting together for our coffee and pizza lunch. Lots of laughs, Wanda will be missed. Rest in Peace. Pat Weir

  • My heart goes out to each of you Wanda was a beautiful person inside and out she will be greatly missed my prayers are with you all love and hugs to each one you.

  • So many memories passes through my mind, from early age to the our youth , being cousins, we spent many long hours together from walking in ditches in the rain, playing in the hot summer time and fun in the snow,,,we put on pet shows, singing shows for all the neighborhood children to take part in....growing up in East Sedalia, we may have been poor but in family love very we got older we enjoyed spending time together but each of us kind of went our separate the last few years Wanda and I renewed our love and friendship spending time going out to lunch, visiting all the family cemeteries , and revisiting old memories..I will greatly miss her and have an empty place in my in peace and one day we will meet again.,your youngest cousin,Margie

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