Wanna Faye Ballinger Thompson
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Wanna Faye Ballinger Thompson, born February 24, 1929 in Baptist Hospital in Muskogee, Okla., passed away February 11, 2014. She was the only child of Orville & Nell Ballinger.
She graduated from Bagley High School in Tallahqua, Okla. She attended her nurses training and was a student at Baptist Hospital in Okla. Later, she became a instructor for cosmetology. Wanna and John were married on December 2, 1950. They owned and operated Floorcraft Carpet & Furniture from 1980 to 1989.
She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, John, of Springfield; two sons: Paul and wife Marlene of Bonita Springs, FL, Mark and wife Debbie, Springfield; five grandchildren: Breanna, Jacob, Joe, Chris, Eric; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 in Greenlawn Funeral Home East with interment following in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 S. Southwood, Springfield, MO 65804. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014 in the funeral home.
Greenlawn Funeral Home East - Springfield
3540 E. Seminole
Springfield, MO 65809
Published in the News-Leader on Feb. 13, 2014