Maysville….Wanda J. Padilla, age 72, was born March 21,1944 in Raytown, Missouri the daughter of William Harold and Ruby Beatrice (Smith) Mercer and passed away January 5, 2017 in St. Joseph, MO.
Wanda was a loving spirit and had a gracious and giving heart. She had strong faith and was a devout Catholic. Wanda loved flowers, animals, and playing cards with her family and friends. She enjoyed traveling in the semi-truck with her husband Andres all over the United States until Andres passing in 1994. Lastly but definitely not least, Wanda loved her friends at the Dekalb County Senior Center and considered them family.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Andres ; and sister Marion Crawford.
Survivors include three children, Rhonda Saucedo, Maysville, Andres Padilla, Jr (Maria), Santa Teresa, NM, and Teresa Palmer (John), Maysville; brother, Allan Lewis Mercer; two sisters, Judy Day and Frances Hall; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grand children.
Celebration of Life Service will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville with visitation 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com