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Wanda Krause

Wanda Lou Krause (Roper)

Wednesday, December 14th, 1927 - Friday, September 18th, 2020
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Obituary

Wanda Lou Krause, age 92, of Temple passed from this life during the mid-morning hours of Friday, September 18, 2020 at a local care facility. Born on the 14th day of December 1927 in Shannon, Texas she was the daughter of Hiram and Inez (Collie) Roper.

Wanda began her life in rural Clay County, Texas until her father relocated the family to the Temple area so he could work at Ft. Hood during its construction. She was a graduate of Troy High School. She married Vernon Krause in 1946; the young couple built a life and a home together which would eventually include 2 daughters. They were married over 60 years until Vernon’s passing in 2006. Wanda began selling shoes in downtown Temple at Floyd’s Bootery in 1966 and then after 5 years went to work for the Shoebox. She built a career and a large customer following until her retirement in 2005. Her customers loved her and were almost like family because they all got to see pictures of the kids and grandkids when they came in for a new pair of shoes. During her life Wanda loved to tend to her flower garden. She was also known to sew beautiful clothes and even made all her children’s clothes until they were well into their adult years. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Temple for over 70 years. She ran the nursery for over 50 years. Her love for her family, her customers and her Lord will be the legacy she leaves for many years to come.

She is preceded in death by her husband Vernon as well as her parents and 2 brothers.

Wanda leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Linda Watts of Temple, daughter Brenda Leonard and husband Dan of St. Louis, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service will be held at Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 11 o’clock a.m. with her family and friends officiating.

Hewett-Arney Funeral Home of Temple is entrusted with the arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Bellwood Memorial Park
    Address
    8575 Airport Road
    TEMPLE, TX 76502
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Friends & Family
  • Interment

    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Bellwood Memorial Park
    Address
    8575 Airport Road
    TEMPLE, TX 76502
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Wayne Spoonts

Posted at 08:44am
A full and meaningful life by a great lady.

Wayne Spoonts
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Marsha Mikulencak

Posted at 05:04pm
Linda and Brenda, I just learned of your sweet mother's passing. I am so sorry but remember that she has re-joined family and Memorial Baptist Church friends and is in the presence of her Lord. I will always remember seeing her in the children's dept at church, mainly the nursery. May God give you peace and strength during this time of loss. Love you ! Marsha Overton Mikulencak
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Yvonne (Kaulfus) Haudek

Posted at 08:36pm
Linda and Brenda, I am so sorry for your loss. I know the next days will not be easy, but you are strong because of your mother's love and bringing up. Again, so very very loss, your mother was very special.
MW

Mellicent Sikes Wiley

Posted at 07:14pm
Linda & Brenda & family— I’m so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother. I have wonderful childhood memories of living next door to your family from the time I was born through third grade. I remember all the plays we used to put on in my family’s garage. We even served the audience popcorn! lol. I remember when Linda performed in the big hula hoop contest at the Gober Party House. She made our neighborhood so proud! Your mother was a special lady. She always looked so pretty & could sew anything! I am glad that the 37th street neighbors still try to stay in touch on FB. I prayed for God to help you & your families get through this difficult time. Hope your family stays close & keeps her memories alive. May God bless you!
RIP

Mellicent Sikes Wiley
Huntsville, TX
 
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Marlene Van Pelt Posted at 12:59pm

Linda and Brenda: I am so very sorry for your loss of your mother. I know she is now with our Lord and will watch out for you from heaven. As Mellicent said, I too have great memories of growing up on 37th Street and all of us kids playing. A vivid memory for me is your Mom coming out to tell us to be quiet because Brenda was sleeping. Of course, that didn't stop us! Again, my condolences on your loss. Marlene Van Pelt
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