DEATH: Wanda Lou Byrns

Wanda Lou Byrns, 80, of Canton, KS and formerly of McPherson, died peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Newton Medical Center, Newton, KS.

Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2019, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.

The funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 23 at the First Baptist Church, McPherson with Pastor John Pattison officiating.

Burial followed at Canton Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.

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She was born on January 11, 1939, in Tampa, KS, the daughter of Frank Lee and Waunieta Esther (Medley) Haynes. Wanda was united in marriage to Duane D. Hamm on March 22, 1959, in Durham, KS. She married Ervin Hein on October 5, 1979, in Durham, KS. She later married Don D. Byrns on May 5, 2007, in McPherson, KS.

Survivors include her husband, Don of the home; three children, Charlene (Greg) Thiessen of McPherson, KS, Myron Hamm of Tulsa, OK, and Cherie (Tim) Goossen of Hillsboro, KS; six grandchildren, Austin Hamm, Ty Goossen, Justin Hamm, Dylan Thiessen, Whitney Thiessen, and Madison Hamm; five sisters, Lavella Chrisman of Shreveport, LA, Donna Longnecker of Chapman, KS, Yvonne Sexton of Boynton Beach, FL, Jean Riffel of Rose Hill, KS, and Connie (Ken) Williamson of Mead, CO; and many other extended family and friends.