Wanda M. "Wendy" Akridge, nee Fairfield, 65, of Fairview Heights, Ill., born Jan. 6, 1951 in Shreveport, La., passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Wendy was a graduate of Titusville High School, Titusville, Fla. She was an avid crafter, artist and jewelry maker. She loved to decorate homes, and had worked for 20 years at Western Union as a billing clerk.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Melva Fairfield, nee Raines.
Surviving are her husband, John D. Akridge; son, Shawn Akridge of Fairview Heights, Ill.; father, Donald Fairfield of Arnold, Mo.; sister, Cindy Shoemaker of Fairview Heights, Ill.; nieces, Somer Shoemaker of Dittmer, Mo., Jody Akridge of Troy, Ill., and Julie Ann Akridge of Troy, Ill.; and her brother-in-law, Donald (Mary Ellen) Akridge of Troy, Ill.
Donations may be made to The
. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.kasslyfuneral.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2016 at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2016 at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill. Per Wendy's wishes, she will be cremated following the service.
KASSLY MORTUARY, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Apr. 14, 2016