Wanda Jane Charnas

November 15, 1938 ‒ February 01, 2017

Galena, Ohio

Wanda Jane Charnas, age 78, of Galena died unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, morning February 1, 2017.

She was born on November 15, 1938 in Toledo Ohio and was the daughter of Mildred (Chapman) and Herbert Ray Smith.

Wanda was a graduate of Libby High School and was a proud wife, mother, and homemaker.

On August 23, 1958, she married David P. Charnas.  They were married for 42 years before his death on November 20, 2000.

Wanda would read nearly anything, especially novels and enjoyed baking cookies for her grandchildren.

She will be missed by her three sons David P. II and his wife Sandra of Pataskala, Daniel C. and his wife Lorri of Clintonville, and Jason E. and his wife Sheri of Galena; four grandchildren Alex, Thomas, Brian, and Ian; and her sister Candice Smith of Galena.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her two brothers Wayne and Merlin Smith.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Sunbury Memorial Park.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Wanda’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Praying for your family. Wanda was one of the mother hens of our neighborhood while we grew up. Thoughtful and kind. How many countless meals we have shared that she prepared. Thank you all for being a part of my childhood.

  • Your mom was a great lady and we were always glad to see her. She was a very special person.

    May God comfort you and Bless You.

  • Dear family,
    How fortunate you are to have had a mom who loved and cared for her family so well. Sorry for your loss.

  • My son Brian seen Wanda’s passing on Snyder Funeral while searching another name. So sorry to hear of Wanda. Her husband David was a cousin of mine. His mother was a sister to my dad Albert. Sorry we don’t get to know each other like we use to. You have my sympathy & thoughts & prayers.