Breitenbach-Anderson Funeral Home

517 South Sutphin Street, Middletown, OH


Wanda Nell Cary

September 23, 1942November 29, 2019

WANDA N. CARY age 77 of Springhills Middletown was called home by her Lord on November 29, 2019.

Wanda was born in Oletha TX on September 23, 1942 to J .D. and Catherine Henderson. She grew up in Monahans TX and attended TWU in Denton TX where she earned a BS in teaching. She moved to Oxnard CA where she taught elementary students. It was there that she met her husband, Raymond “Ray” Cary. They married November 25, 1966 at the Naval Chapel where Ray was stationed. They lived in Modesto CA, Omaha NE and the Kansas City MO area before moving to Middletown OH.

Ray and Wanda joined Zion Lutheran Church – Middletown, OH where they both became active in various ministries. Zion became their “family” as they never lived very close to their biological family.

Wanda was very artistic enjoying crafts, sewing, crocheting, and painting. Her house is filled with her paintings. She crocheted 10’s if not 100’s of baby caps for newborns at Atrium Medical Center. Ultimately her dementia robbed her of even that enjoyment too.

Her survivors include her Husband, Ray; a son, Michael (Polly) of Middletown, OH; and daughter, Colette (Brent) Mayer of Georgetown, KY; four grandsons, Nathan, Alexander, Benjamin and Samuel Mayer; by marriage one granddaughter, Caitlyn Perry, two grandsons Nick and Ben Wilson; and many family and friends who will sadly miss her.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Memorials may be given to the Alzheimers Association (www.alz.org/cincinnati) or to Zion Lutheran Church – 10 N. Breiel Blvd – Middletown, OH 45042.

A Memorial Service celebrating Wanda’s life will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown, OH at 2 p.m. on December 22, 2019.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, December 22, 2019


Wanda Nell Cary

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Sue Blanton

December 6, 2019

Was in Art class with Wanda years ago. We all had a very good class and Wanda was very talented.

Ruth Helton

December 3, 2019

I will miss seeing my " my best friend " as I called her . She was funny in her own way and will be missed