Heltonville – Wanda Humphrey Johnson, 69, passed away on September 5, 2018. Born January 13, 1949, she was the daughter of John J. and Beula (Hatfield) Humphrey. She was a former member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bedford. She was a volunteer for the Bedford Medical Center, the Lawrence County Saddle Club, and a nine-year volunteer for the 4-H Horse and Pony Club. Wanda was a homemaker and enjoyed assisting at Heltonville Elementary School when her son was a student. She was a graduate of Heltonville High School with the class of 1967. She loved the school and all the Heltonville community. She often talked about the senior trip they took by train to Washington, DC and New York City. It was a trip that was one of the highlights of her life.
Survivors include a son, Matthew Johnson of Martinsville; her granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Johnson, whom she loved dearly; one very special and wonderful cousin, Tim Chambers of Florida; very dear friends, John Crane and his wife, Bert, who were like family, Gerald Norman and wife, Susan, David Bailey and wife, Loretta, who helped her with anything she needed; her cat, Peaches, her beloved companion who was always by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Clarence “Popeye” Kunkle, who raised her from childhood and treated her as his own, and a sister, Peggy Kunkle, whom she loved with all her heart.
Wanda will be laid to rest beside her sister, Peggy, at Gilgal Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.