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Wanda LaFayette


1941 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
Wanda LaFayette Obituary
LaFayette, Wanda
1941 - 2019
Wanda Lee Kearns LaFayette, 77, of New Albany, passed away at Kobacker House on January 8, 2019. She was born in Jacksonville, Ohio, on February 8, 1941 to the late James and Orel (Jones) Kearns. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother-in-law Rollie Swart. Wanda graduated as Valedictorian from Jacksonville Trimble High School in 1958 and was the recipient of the Commercial Award sponsored by Nationwide Insurance. After graduation she moved to Columbus and attended Columbus Business University. It was during her time in the secretarial pool at Columbia Gas of Ohio that she met Richard LaFayette, a draftsman. The two would be married in 1969 and remain together for 49 years, until her passing. In addition to her husband, she leaves behind her daughter, Melissa (Eric) Dardinger; step daughters, Mary Wells-Norris and Kristine LaFayette; sisters, Grace Ann Swart and Frances (Bob) Sayre; numerous other family members; and close friends, Melissa King and Kathy Kunovich. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 4-7PM and again Monday from 11-12PM with a funeral service to begin at 12PM at SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in New Albany. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Autism Speaks at www.autismspeaks.org, or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org, which are conditions currently affecting children Wanda loves. To leave online condolences visit www.schoedeinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2019
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