Wanda Lee Lillich

May 24, 1930April 24, 2021

Wanda Lillich, 90, of Kansas City, MO passed away on April 24, 2021. She was born May 24, 1930, in Armourdale, KS, the daughter of John and Vera Greene Overton. She graduated from Argentine High School in 1948. She married the love of her life, Andrew Lillich, on July 1, 1948, and they shared 71 incredible years together. Wanda and Andy were long-time residents of Argentine, KS, before moving to their farm in Preston, MO in their retirement. They loved playing cards and were part of a square dancing group, participating in events around the country. Wanda was a devoted member of the Armourdale Baptist Church for much of her life. When they retired, they became members of Pomme de Terre Methodist Church. She loved shopping with her girls, and was an excellent cook. In her professional career, Wanda was Administrative Assistant for the Kansas City, KS Public School District, and for the KU Medical Center insurance department. Wanda will be remembered for her dedication to her family; she was an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother, and Mimi. She loved attending every event, game and activity for her children and grandchildren. The only thing she may have loved nearly as much as her family was chocolate.

Wanda was proceeded in death by her parents John and Vera Overton and husband Andrew Lillich.

She is survived by her children: Debby (Walt) Swanson of Liberty, Dee Polson of Hillsborough, NJ, and Andrew (Carmen) Lillich of Gravois Mills, MO; grandchildren Tara Henderson, Craig (Nicole) Swanson, Thomas (Kristen) Polson, Shane (Roxanne) Lillich, and Mindy (Cary) Eldridge; great-grandchildren Trae, Teague and Tait Robertson, Brett and Brenna Swanson, Max and Ali Lillich, and Andrew and Carrington Eldridge; sister Linda Pendleton; brother John Overton; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Wednesday April 28, 2021 @ 1:00 PM at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Kansas City Kansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Armourdale Baptist Church, 700 South Mill Street, Kansas City Kansas 66105.


  • Shane Lillich
  • Max Lillich
  • Craig Swanson
  • Brett Swanson
  • Cary Eldridge
  • Andrew Eldridge
  • Trae Robertson
  • Teague Robertson
  • Tait Robertson
  • Thomas Polson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tara Henderson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mindy Eldridge, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ali Lillich, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brenna Swanson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Carrington Eldridge, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021


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Anne Arnold Phelan

April 28, 2021

Andy and Wanda were such precious friends for Mom and Dad! I will always think of them as pillars of Armourdale Baptist!

You are all in my thoughts and prayers,