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Katherine Wanzer was born February 24, 1941, to William and Marjorie Gribben in Grass Valley, California, and passed away September 14, 2017, at Thomas, OK, surrounded by loved ones.
She worked in Canton at Long's Drug for a short while but mostly in her yard and home. She enjoyed her flowers, watching the birds, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and best friend Maggie Rhodes.
She loved all the camping trips and all of her kids. If you were a friend you were family. She was very loving, strong, always knew how to put a smile on your face, enjoyed crocheting and making glass candy.
She is survived by sisters Sherrie Piná, Mary Vogt of California; three children, William (Billy) Wanzer of Fairview, Oklahoma, Kathy Taylor of Thomas, Oklahoma, Jose Wanzer of Ringwood, Oklahoma, along with 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Frank Wanzer; her parents William and Marjoie Gribben, step-mother Ruby Hernandez; 3 sisters Jamie Andrews, Marjoie Williams, and Victoria Meants; and 3 brothers Bill Gribben, John O`rozco, and Mark Gribben.
In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to the Canton/Longdale EMS or the American Cancer Society in memory of Katherine Wanzer through the funeral home at P.O. Box 36, Canton, OK 73724.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at the Canton Christian Church with Steve Driskill officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Memorial (IOOF) Cemetery southwest of Oakwood under the direction of Pierce Funeral Home, Canton. Condolences may be made online at www.piercefuneralhomes.com.
Published on September 16, 2017
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