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Wanda Jeanne Truax
February 2, 1934 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Wanda Jeanne Truax, 89, of Harrisonville, PA, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2023 at WellSpan York Hospital, York, PA.
Wanda was born in Wells Valley, PA on February 2, 1934, a daughter of the late Madeline Pearl (Foster) and Richard Harvey McQuait. She was the widow of Guy Charles Truax, who she married on September 2, 1950. He preceded her in death on October 3, 2023.
Wanda was a member of the Grace Bible Methodist Church in Hustontown, PA. She was also the missionary coordinator and pianist at the Pleasant Ridge Nazarene Church in Harrisonville, PA in her younger years. In her early years, she worked at Sagner's Sewing Factory in McConnellsburg, PA, studied Midwifery and was a nurse's aide.
Wanda was the family matriarch, she loved unconditionally and made all her family and friends feel special. She was a faithful Christian and a devout prayer warrior but also was fun-loving. Wanda had a love for music and musical instruments throughout her life. She started the Truax Family Singers, which consisted of her children, who she taught her love of music to. Wanda was known to many and loved by all.
She is survived by children Patty M. (wife of Leon) Mellott, of Needmore, PA, Cathy J. (wife of Richard) Stokes, of Harrisonville, PA, Rodney C. (husband of Stacy) Truax, of Berkeley Springs, WV, Edwin G. (husband of Tracey) Truax, of Fannettsburg, PA, Jody C. (wife of Frank) Heidler, of Etters, PA, twin sisters Marlene Nobles, of Titusville, FL and Darlene Woy, of Chambersburg, PA. She is also survived by twenty-nine grandchildren, fifty-nine great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a great granddaughter Aryn L. Mills, brothers Eugene Foster, Donald L. McQuait, sisters Lenore Newman, Mona Baker, Maxine Long, Delores Swope, Audrey Dulebohn and an infant brother Richard McQuait.
There will be a visitation held on Tuesday, November 14th from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., McConnellsburg, PA. There will also be one hour of visitation held prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Ridge Nazarene Church, Harrisonville, PA, at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 15th, with Pastor Frank Heidler officiating.
Interment will be at Pleasant Ridge Nazarene Cemetery Harrisonville, PA.
Arrangements were made by the Howard L. SIpes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.howardlsipes.com.