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Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home

920 Central Ave, Connersville, IN

OBITUARY

Wanda Faye Bloom

June 1, 1945April 22, 2020
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Lifelong Connersville resident, Wanda Faye Bloom, 74, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Wanda was born to Charles and Mable Ward Deboard on June 1, 1945 in Rushville. She was employed at the Ford plant and later Roots Blower Company in Connersville. On August 11, 1962 Wanda married Orville Bloom in Rushville. She enjoyed cooking meals for her family; her specialty was beans and cornbread with fried potatoes, and peanut butter fudge. Wanda truly loved spending time with her grandchildren and watching them play from “her” seat at the top of the Spartan Bowl.

In addition to Orville, Wanda is survived by her sons and their spouses: Kenneth and Marna Bloom, Dale and Lisa Bloom, and Jerome and Cathie Bloom, all of Connersville; her daughters and their spouses: Shelly Bloom of Connersville, Kim and Ron Smith of Richmond, Kassindra and Ryan Young of Connersville; her siblings: Leonard Deboard, Dave Deboard, Kathy Keen, Robert Ward, Johnny Harping, Rex Harping, Rick Kessler, Billy Kessler, Teresa Burnside, and Montina Basham; Twenty-nine Grandchildren; Forty-seven Great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Wanda is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Mable Ward Deboard; her brothers: Charles Deboard, Roger Deboard, and Allen Ward; Four Great-Grandchildren.

A graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2020, at Dale Cemetery. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, has been entrusted with services. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, April 27, 2020

Memories

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Leah Grizzell Nolley

April 28, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved wife and Mom. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of Wanda.

Karla Parcels

April 25, 2020

From the Parcels Family. Our condolences for a lovely lady. We never met but have heard and seen pictures of her loving care for her family through Braxton.
We will make a contribution to the funeral home on her behalf. Bless your family until you meet again.

Melissa Logan

April 25, 2020

With the little time I got to spend with you, you were one sweet lady. You also raised a wonderful daughter ❤️

James DeBoard

April 25, 2020

Wanda was always at the head of the class when it came to being a family leader. She was loved and respected by so many of us in the family. She will be missed and I loved her and Orville. I am so sorry for this loss.

Sherry Bugdoerfer

April 25, 2020

Bloom family

I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Since your mom babysat for the kids you have been an extnsion of my family. God will help uou get through one day at a time.

Shelly Bloom

April 25, 2020

To My Mom Wanda::::::. Thank u so much for bn my mom. I'm gonna miss u soooo much it's gonna hurt. Someday soon we will meet again but until then always remember me I luv u very much. Ur Daughter. Shelly

Dana Mosier

April 24, 2020

I'm so sorry . I will always remember our child hood days. Our favorite past time, playing on our farm.
You will be forever missed.
Sending my love to my family. May you find peace in your heart one day.

Pam Whalen

April 24, 2020

Heaven has gained an Angel! Thoughts & prayers for the family!

Teresa Jessee

April 24, 2020

R.I.P. WANDA MAY THE LORD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS

Nancy Redelman

April 24, 2020

Prayers and sympathy to family, hugs and love
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Biography

      “Seeing is believing.” For many, those words simply represent a motto. But for Wanda Faye Bloom, it summarized in every way who she was. She was modest, quiet and observant, taking in everything around her and always thinking of others. She was a realist, someone who was efficient and practical in everything she did. She was a friendly person who truly cared about those around her.

      It is said that some people can’t see the forest for the trees. Wanda was able to focus on each individual tree, tending to its needs, thus making the forest stronger as a whole. Wanda was a trustworthy, pragmatic and sympathetic person, the kind of woman to whom everyone was drawn. She was thorough and practical. Wanda Bloom was very literal with her words. You always knew where you stood with Wanda. She will be missed.

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