Wanda Williamson Mays, 78, of Newville passed away Monday February 10, 2020 in her home.
She was born August 16, 1941 in Grove City, PA, where she grew up, the daughter of Robert Presley and Mary Jane Piper Williamson.
Wanda was preceded in death by her husband David L. Mays, and her sister Barbara Nicholson.
She attended The Ohio State University's nursing program, had a Master's Degree in Counseling from Shippensburg University, and a PhD from John's Hopkins University in Counseling Education.
Wanda served as a registered nurse in several area hospitals and schools, and was part of building a successful family therapy business in Carlisle, PA.
She loved reading and watching all sports—especially the Buckeyes! She was a dedicated and caring mother to three and grandmother to six. She loved traveling to Europe and the Caribbean with her husband Dave, and always enjoyed taking the long way home to experience new things. Her children would like to extend a grateful thank you to all the caregivers that helped their mother remain independent in her home.
She is survived by her three children Margo Mays, and her husband John McKew, Brett Mays and his wife Nancy, and Ellen Shultzabarger and her husband Brian; six grandchildren Aidan McKew, Nolan McKew, Rhys McKew, Brynn Mays, Lexie Shultzabarger, and Bode Shultzabarger.
A visitation will be held Saturday February 15, 2020 from 2 to 2:30 PM in the Egger Funeral Home Inc. 15 W. Big Spring Ave. Newville. A memorial service will be held in the funeral home at 2:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Central PA’s Hemophilia Treatment Center at
Penn State University Hemophilia Treatment Center of Central Pennsylvania
ATTN: Dr. Elaine Eyster
Division of Hematology/Oncology, H046
500 University Drive, PO Box 850
Hershey PA 17033
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