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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Wanda Elaine Ledwa, was born the daughter of the late Earl and Mary Belle Calhoun on September 16, 1951 in Paw Paw Michigan, and died July 19, 2023 in West Plains, Missouri.

She is survived by two children, Crista Franks, Harrisonville, Missouri and Rick Jolliff, Jr. and wife Melanie, West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and one brother, Coy Calhoun and wife Carolyn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Earl Wayne Calhoun, and one sister, Juaneta Jones.

Laney, as she was called by most, loved her family and friends, butterflies, and working on her flowers.

A graveside memorial service will be held July 29th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Plains, Missouri.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri.



  1. Mary Ann Stanley Risla
    July 23, 2023 @ 8:10 am

    I am so sorry for your family. We sure shared many good times and memories years ago. Sending love to your family and saying a prayer for you. Laney was a sweet, kind friend.


    • Buck Jolliff
      August 3, 2023 @ 8:23 pm

      Thank you for thinking of mom (laney), she will be missed but now she is at peace. she had been sick for awhile, she had a stroke about 10 years ago and just never really bounced back from it.


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