Wanda Lee Israel

March 30, 2023

Wanda Lee Israel, 90, of Rossville, passed away March 30, 2023 in her home.  She was born on December 13, 1932 in Frankfort to Clifford Earl and Mildred Pearl (Greeno) Mitchell.  She married John W. Israel on June 17, 1950 in Clinton County and he preceded her in death on August 8, 2011.

Wanda attended Frankfort High School and was a homemaker.  She enjoyed bird and squirrel watching along with gardening and flowers.  Her greatest joy was her family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made in Wanda’s honor to the Clinton County Cancer Fund, 258 ½ Fourth Street, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit 1-3 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2023 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 E. Clinton Street, Frankfort.  A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Johnson Cemetery in Stockwell, IN. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her Children: John W. "Bill" (Marilyn) Israel Jr. of Evansville, Michael L. Israel of Frankfort, Kathryn S. Israel of Lafayette, Lori J. (Tony) Meredith of Frankfort, and Brian S. Israel of Rural Frankfort; 16 Grandchildren; 26 Great-Grandchildren; 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren; along with several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, a son-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter: Teresa Blacker, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers.


Leave your Condolences

13 Condolences for “Wanda Lee Israel”

  1. Bill & Lora Layton March 30, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    To all the Isreal Family, so sorry for the loss of your mother.

  2. Linda Bombei Foster March 30, 2023 at 10:06 pm

    Dear John and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Jackie and Steve Brown March 31, 2023 at 8:24 am

    I will miss my Aunt Wanda so very much. I have so many happy memories of her. My heart aches.. I know how beloved she was and will always be to the entire family. Love and comfort to all of you.

  4. Jenny Harris March 31, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    John and family. I was very sorry to read your mother had passed. How grateful you kids must be to have enjoyed her for so many years. What a blessing. Think of your Mom and remember her and your precious memories. I will be keeping you in prayer as you grieve this loss for your family. Sincerely.

  5. Becky (Israel) Hornocker March 31, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    May our Lord & Saviour, Jesus the Christ, bless the Memory of my precious , Aunt Wanda. I send love and I am mourning with all of you. Aunt Wanda to me, was a wonderful lady, she made the best, sweet ice tea. She had the glue and held the family together at our “Israel Reunions.” We have lots of awesome memories. Keeping ALL of you in prayer. We mourn, in loosing her, together. Take care family. Love , Becky

  6. Michael Scott March 31, 2023 at 8:47 pm

    John, I am sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers.

  7. Harry April 1, 2023 at 12:10 am

    To John and Marilyn, i want You to know that I love you both very much and my condolences to you both and your family. God bless you all love, Harry.

  8. Dennis McKinney April 2, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    I’d like to offer my condolences to the Israel Family. Wanda was my 2nd mom while growing up in the neighborhood. I spent as much time at her house as I did my own. I’m sorry to hear about her passing, my thoughts and prayers go out to her surviving family! She will be missed!

  9. Teresa Rohler April 4, 2023 at 10:06 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Wanda. Growing up in the old neighborhood I remember her always having the best sweet tea! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
    Teresa(McKinney) Rohler

  10. Rolanda Sheldon-King April 4, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    I want to extend my sympathy for the family of Wanda. She was such a nice lady and we appreciate her kindness.

  11. Brittney Spencer April 4, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    My grandma Wanda taught me so much about life. She is my favorite person in the entire world and I dreaded for when this day would come. She inspired me so much to express my feelings through my art and to this day I thank her for teaching me that. I owe it all to her. She loved to make roses and other little figures out of homemade clay that she would make out of bread and glue. She use to always make me birthday cakes and we would decorate her front dining room window for the customers that would come to visit my grandparent’s produce shop. She taught me what real love and companionship looked like in the marriage she had with my grandpa, as I never got to witness that with my own parents. She truly made an impact on me that I will keep with me forever.

    The other day when I saw her, she said she wanted to make pipe cleaner ornaments (she hadn’t made anything like that in years) and that took me back to the times when we made things together all the time. I just wish I had the chance to make something with her just one last time.

    I will always keep a part of you within me Grandma, because of you I’m a better me. I will forever miss your laugh, your creativity, your strength, your kindness and all of the stories you would always tell. You always loved to tell the story of how you met my grandpa and I just hope that I can amount to the woman that you are by the time I’m your age. I have always aspired to have the love story that you had my entire life and I hope that I will achieve that with someone one day. Your creative expression has inspired me so much throughout my life that I want to be able to inspire others with that same passion. I will always love you and you will forever be missed by not just me, but by the many hearts you’ve touched so graciously while you were here.

  12. Lloyd Israel April 9, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Lloyd Israel

    I will miss Aunt Wanda. I have fond memories of her and I know the family will miss her too.

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