On January 14, 2019, after 78 years of adventure on this earth, Nana Wanda McDermott earned her wings and took flight.
Born November 16, 1940 to the late Abner C. and R. Anita May, She was the eldest of five children. She graduated from Mohawk High School in 1959.
She married the love of her life, the late Robert Elza McDermott, on October 1, 1960. Their 58 years together took them to all of Europe, Kentucky, Georgia, Washington, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and most recently to Smokey’s Campground in Upper Sandusky Ohio.
Their adventures also included raising three wonderful children; Robin McDermott Johnson (Darren), of Painesville, Ohio, Rodney McDermott of Mansfield, Texas, and Rhonda McDermott Hines (Willis III, deceased), also of Painesville. They were also blessed with two amazing grandchildren; Ellza Hines Tesny (Tyler), and Willis Hines IV, both of Painesville, Ohio.
Wanda’s life was full of family and faith. She had a large extended family with which she maintained closed relationships. She always had a smile and kind word for those who visited. She was a member of Irving Park Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida and Wildwood Chapel in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
She enjoyed lunches with her “red hat” group and high school classmates and loved the many the “girl’s trips with her family. All her Florida guests were hosted to a tour of local sights and activities. However, her favorite pastime was doting on her beloved pet “Teddy”.
She is survived by her siblings: Peggy Secoy (Donald), Darrell May (Patricia), Larry May (Debra), and Lanny May (Becky). She is preceded in death by her half brother Carlos May (Joyce).
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019 4-8 pm at Lucas Batton Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, Ohio. A Celebration of Life service will be held January 20, 2019 at 2 pm at Wildwood Chapel, Upper Sandusky, with Pastor Steve Miller officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Wyandot County or the building fund at Wildwood Chapel. Contributions may be sent to Lucas Batton Funeral Home 476 South Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351
Hospice of Wyandot County
Wildwood Chapel Building Fund