Wanda Porter Ottens Vickery

Funeral services for Wanda Porter Ottens Vickery, 77, Lawrence, will be at 10 am Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Porter officiating. The casket will remain closed. Burial will follow in Wellsville Cemetery. Wanda died Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.

She was born Dec. 17, 1940, in rural Baldwin City, the daughter of Floyd Gerald and Naomi Rosa Caruthers Porter. She graduated from DeSoto High School, and later attended trade school. Wanda worked as an x-ray technician at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and at Stormont-Vail in Topeka. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and watching KU basketball games.

Survivors include two sons, Lance Vickery and wife Shannon, Olathe, and Michael Ottens and wife Nancy, Bend, Ore.; two brothers, Bill Porter, and Bob Porter and wife Erma, all of Lawrence; and five grandchildren, Jordan, Sean, Cassie, Bryan, and Peter Vickery. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Jim, Butch, and Charles Porter.

The family will receive friends from 9 am until service time Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Boy Scout Troop 86 of Olathe, or the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.


Messages & Condolences

From Dee L. Woody...

Our deepfelt condolences to the Vickery family for their loss. It’s hard to find the adequate words to say to someone when they loose someone special in their lives. May the beautiful, fun memories of her bring you comfort in this most difficult time. From my family to yours, we are sincerely sorry. God bless!

From Kelly Cooper...

Wanda rode on my Para bus,for MANY years !!! We had TONS OF FUN TOGETHER !!! Lots of discussions about our kids,grandkids,animals…you name it ?!! Both of us were “hooked” on Weather Channel; and I ALWAYS tried to get her home,BEFORE HER SOAP OPERA !!! I will miss her,immensely !!!

From John and Katie Sieber – Jerry, Ronnie, and Mac McDaniel...

The Sieber and McDaniel families send our heartfelt sympathies to Wanda’s family. Our families grew up with Wanda and have such fond memories of her. Sorry for your loss.

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