June 17, 1931 - September 20, 2020
Wanda Mae Londagin Spears, age 89, passed away on September 20, 2020 peacefully in her home with her family surrounding her. She was born June 17, 1931 to Jay and Mattie (Brown) Londagin in Gentry, Arkansas. She attended Gentry High School and married Russell Spears on May 21, 1950. They were the parents of three sons: Ricky, Randy and Kendall. While living in Siloam Springs, Wanda was employed by Buttons and Bows Kindergarten as a teacher’s aide. The family moved to Farmington, Arkansas in December of 1974. She worked for the Farmington School in food service for 15 years before her retirement in 1991. She was a former member of two Extension Homemakers Clubs, the Farmington EHC and the Round TU-IT EHC. She was a former member of the Happy Heart’s Club and was a Red Hat Lady. She was also a member of the Kitchen band, The Late Bloomers. She wrote the Farmington Folks and Features column for the Prairie Grove Enterprise, then the Farmington Post for 26 years. She worked in the pre-school department of the First Baptist Church in Fayetteville for several years. She was a Charter Member of the Farmington Baptist Church (now Main Street Farmington Baptist Church) and a former Sunday school teacher. Wanda volunteered her time for many years at the Farmington Senior Center, where she was an original member. She loved arts and crats, scrapbooking, making quilts for her family and their cat, Toady. She is preceded in death by her husband, Russell of 65 years, daughter-in-law, Linda Spears, her sister, Janna Baker, and brothers, Leon and Cleo Londagin. She is survived by her three sons, Ricky and his partner SiRandal Henry of New York, Randy and Kendall of Fayetteville;four grandchildren, Hayden and Evin Spears, Jack Carver and Heather Coulter;and brother, Johnny Londagin and wife Sue of Grove,Oklahoma. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 25, 2020 at Main Street Farmington Baptist Church with Rev. Preston Beeks officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. There will be a private family burial at Fayetteville National Cemetery. For the visitation and funeral, guests will be required to wear their own facemask, per the guidelines set forth by the State of Arkansas.
Wanda Mae Londagin Spears, age 89, passed away on September 20, 2020 peacefully in her home with her family surrounding her. She was born June 17, 1931 to Jay and Mattie (Brown) Londagin in Gentry, Arkansas. She attended Gentry High School... View Obituary & Service Information
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