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Wanda Tindall


Published: Monday, June 23, 2014 10:25 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014 11:46 a.m. CDT

Wanda Tindall, 89, of Corning died June 18, 2014, in Corning.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. today, June 23, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seventh St., Corning.

Wanda Lee Tindall, daughter of Emma Cordelia (Carr) and Charles Tindall, was born July 21, 1924, in Adams County.

Wanda graduated from Corning High School and began a 47 year teaching career. She taught in rural one-room schools for 17 years, then for 30 years at Corning Elementary School.

Wanda received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in education from Northwest Missouri State College.

Wanda was an active volunteer. She was a member of the National Education Association at the state and county levels, Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Sorority and Creston Area Retired School Personnel Association. A long-time member of Business and Professional Women (BPW), Wanda was named their 2001 Woman of the Year. She was active at Corning United Methodist Church and the Women’s Association. She served on the Kid Care Extension Council Group and Adams County Empowerment.

Wanda volunteered with Main Street Corning. She was honored with the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award at the 2003 Iowa Main Street Awards for her dedication to downtown revitalization by enhancing development in Corning and the state of Iowa.

Wanda is survived by her dear friend Marvin Steffen; sister Lorene Briles; nephews, Duane Tindall, Ed (Brenda), Jim and Tom (Cindy) Briles; nieces, Patsy Huntsman, Cheri (Chuck) Griffith, Natalie (Bob) Shipman, Bev Tindall, Michelle (Doug) Leonard and Dory Briles (Jim Christenson); special friends, Ray and Marj Reynolds and their children Todd (Kristy) and Blythe (Ralph) Abalo; and a host of other family members and friends.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters-in-law, James (Edna), Vaughn (Marie) and Clifford (Mabel).

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