Wanda Lee Gamble

Wanda Lee Gamble, 66, of Richmond, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at Northcare Hospice House in North Kansas City.

Wanda was born Oct. 19, 1952, in Kingsport, Tennessee, to John and Thelma (Bishop) Watson. She was united in marriage to Francis Leon Gamble Sr. of Kansas City, Kansas, on Dec. 23, 1980; he preceded her in death Feb. 28, 1998.

Wanda worked as a unit secretary for Providence Medical Center for 21 years. She lived in Richmond since 2006. She was of the Christian faith and especially loved her grandkids.

Survivors include: two sons, Francis Leon Gamble Jr. of Kansas City, Kansas, and Tommy Lee Gamble and his wife, Shawntell, of Kansas City, Missouri; two daughters, Crystal Sue Gamble and her wife, Kathy Verdier of Richmond, and Twyla Schwartz of Cameron; 16 grandchildren, Noel Gamble, Lane Gamble, Nicholas Gamble, Alexus Gamble, Austin Gamble, Justin Gamble, Dustin Gamble, Kaleb Schwartz, Kayla Schwartz, Tyler Gamble, Love Gamble, Aspen Gamble, Alicia Gamble, Dominic Gamble, Illiah Gamble and Isaiah Gamble; and one great-granddaughter Gigi’s baby, Skylar Elizabeth Gamble.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents and husband; two brothers, Richard Brown and Ted Bishop; a sister, Deborah “Debbie” Ann Howe; and two grandchildren, Christian Gamble and Keiton Gamble.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Wanda Lee Gamble Memorial Fund. They can be left at, or mailed to, the Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main St. – P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph.

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