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Wanda Fay (New) Nolen

May 21, 1935 — September 22, 2022


Wanda Fay Nolen, 87, of Mattawan, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at her home with her daughters by her side.

There will be a celebration of life held at the Paw Paw Eagles on October 15, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave, Paw Paw. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, Decatur.

Wanda was born on May 21, 1935 in Barwick, Kentucky. In her early years she worked in food processing, a job she truly loved. In later years, Wanda worked as a caregiver to patients with Alzheimer's. She was a second mom to many of her nieces and nephews. Wanda always put family first and was an incredible mom, grandma and aunt.

Wanda is survived by her four children, James (Brenda) Belcher, Gary Krueger, Janet Nolen and Kathy Nolen, fourteen grandchildren; Richard Belcher, Amanda Belcher, Bud Belcher, Brandy Hooton, Sarah Williams, Jimmy (Stacey) Belcher, Jamie (Josh) Houghton, Abby Krueger, Ashley Krueger, Payton Krueger, Piper Krueger, Brianna (Jordan) Chopp, Jenna (Alex) Kahila and Annalice White, 11 great grandchildren, her sisters, Callie Jones and Abriela Bodmier.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, Levi and Edna New, her son Albert Belcher and her siblings, Christine Fields, Johnny, Alex, Roscoe, Roy, Russell, Robert and Herman New.

Wanda was very passionate about the many groups that she was active with, the National Rifle Assn., American Legion, Eagles, Elks, Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Ladies Auxiliary with the VFW, Falling Waters Land of Pow Wow and the Moon Sisters. Her most active participation was in Veterans Affairs as most of her brothers were involved in wars.

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Friday, September 30, 2022

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Friday, September 30, 2022

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

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