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Wanda R. Raley, 84, of Terre Haute, passed away at 3:47 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Meadows Manor North in Terre Haute. She was born March 13, 1933, in Terre Haute, to Grover Cleveland Crist and Nellie Opal Howard Crist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Raley, whom she married in August 1952 in West Terre Haute.
She was from a family of 12 children having had seven brothers and four sisters. Survivors include a son, Stephen "David" Raley and his wife Joyce; two daughters, Deborah Lynn Raley and Pamela Ann Rowley; two sisters, Ethel Rippy of Universal and Shirley Downing of Terre Haute; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, Lester, Harlan, Merle, Delbert, Howard, Stan and Grover Cleveland Crist Jr. "June"; and two sisters, Mabel Barbour and Helen Hayne.
Wanda was a graduate of Fayette High School class of 1951. She lived most of her life in Vigo County having lived briefly in New Jersey and California while her husband was serving in the military. She enjoyed decorating, gardening, and traveling. She loved her family and loved her home.
There will be no services. The family suggests that if friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in her honor. Fitzpatrick Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Published on August 19, 2017
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