Wanda Martin

Wanda Mae Martin (Hettinger)

Sunday, November 10th, 1935 - Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
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Wanda Mae Martin, 83, of Woodway passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10 am at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 9820 Chapel Road with Father James Ekeocha as celebrant. Visitation will be Friday, June 7 from 6 to 8 pm with a Rosary service at 7pm lead by Deacon Rae Carter at OakCrest Funeral Home.

Wanda was born in Louisville, KY on November 10, 1935 to John and Viola Hettinger (Lausman). Schooled in Louisville, she enjoyed being drum majorette, cotillion, singing in the church choir, and taking piano and accordion lessons. She always enjoyed music and dancing.

After graduation, Wanda worked as bookkeeper for Citizens Fidelity Bank. She married Bill Martin on November 17, 1956. She became a member of Younger Women’s Club of St. Matthews.

In 1974 the family moved to Waco, Texas where her and her husband became charter members of the St. Jerome Catholic Church. Wanda was also a 36 year member of Beta Sigma Phi since 1975, New Comers and Neighbors, St. Jerome Women’s Society, Red Hats (Crimson Cuties Group). She also played Mah-Jongg at Harrison Center.

Her hobbies were garage and estate sales, accessorizing her home and trying out new recipes as well as entertaining friends. She loved being a homemaker for their four children. She later worked for Tuesday Morning for 10 years and enjoyed serving their customers.

Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents, Viola and John Hettinger; and one brother, Jack Hettinger of Louisville, Kentucky.

She is survived by three sons, Ronnie and wife, Beverly of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Richard and Kevin, both of Waco; one daughter, Deborah of Titusville, Florida; granddaughters, Amy Brewer and husband, Don of Louisville, Kentucky, and Jennifer Doty and husband, Ryan of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and four great grandchildren.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, June 7th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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    The Rosary will be recited at 7pm
  • Service

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Jerome Catholic Church
    9620 Chapel Rd
    Waco , TX 76712
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    Rev. James Ekeocha
  • Interment

    St. Jerome Catholic Church
    9620 Chapel Rd
    Waco , TX 76712
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Dawn Tucker

Posted at 02:16pm
I have known Wanda since I was a child. One of the kindest, funniest, and beautiful people I have been privileged to know. I am better For having had her in my life! She will be missed here on earth, but heaven definitely welcomes another Angel...

Robin Fowler

Posted at 09:23pm
I started doing Wandas hair in 1986 at Sears in the beauty shop. She was always sweet and such a beautiful person inside and out. I always enjoyed visiting with her and making her beautiful for dances she and Bill would attend. I was so shocked to see she had passed. I'm so sorry, the world is dimmer without Wanda being here. God Bless you all. Rest in Heaven sweet friend

Deb Martin

Posted at 03:59pm
My Mother Wanda, was very Calm, Gracious, Kind, Caring and Tolerant. + a Dear True Friend to All.
Wanda Laughed Out Loud, Danced Often. Loved My Father (Bill) their 3 Boys & My Daughter Amy Morissa. was all our Pride & Joy.
In Loving Memory Daughter Deb Martin. Poinciana FL.

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