Wanda L. Newland

February 07, 1943 ‒ August 01, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Wanda L. Newland, age 73 of Delaware died at home Monday, August 1st, 2016 in the company of her husband whom she loved.

Born on February 7, 1943 in Columbus, she was the daughter of the late Rufus and Beatrice (Guckert) Green. A graduate of Mifflin High School in 1960, she had been a Delaware resident since 1973.

She married Donald Newland Jr. whom she met in high school in 1963, while he served in the US Air Force. Together they shared 53 wonderful years, raising their family, and enjoying their children and grandchildren. They were partners in life through thick and thin.

A dedicated homemaker, seamstress and upholsterer, she enjoyed eating out and finding garage sale treasures. Wanda was skilled with a needle and thread. She was also a member of the Delaware Church of Christ In Christian Union and assisted in the church nursery.

At times feisty, she was generous, dedicated to her family, and always loved unconditionally.

Wanda was a wonderful and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She took care of every family need, perhaps her husband described her best as “handier than a pocket in a shirt”. She did it all and well.  Needless to say, her life was full, most especially when surrounded by her grandchildren and family.

She is survived by her beloved husband Donald, children: Mark Newland of Delaware, Shelley (Greg) Williams of Marysville, Stephanie (Brian) Parish of Prospect, 7 grandchildren: Journey, Gunnar, Victoria, Elizabeth, Abigail,  Seth, Sydney, brothers Earl Stevens of North Lewisburg, Gene (Gale) Stevens of Chicago, IL, Milford (Donna) Green of Troy, MI, and sister-in-law Nancy Green of Marengo.

She was also preceded in death by her brother Glen Green.

Services celebrating the life of Wanda Newland will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at 1510 W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 where Pastor Bill Benner will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the services and lunch will be provided in the Snyder-Rodman Community Room immediately following the services.

in lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 6150 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213.

To share a condolence or favorite memory please visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Wanda and I have been friends since high school and all the years that have followed we have remained steadfast friends. I will dearly miss her and all our stories we share.
    I wish her great peace of mind now and rest for her weary body.
    Love you, Wanda…Nita

  • I am so sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. I meet Wanda in high school and kept in touch thru the Mifflin Girls network. I am feeling your loss as I lost my beloved husband 6 months ago to Alzeimer I know your strong faith and family will help you thru this loss. She is in the hands of the Lord now. I

  • Dear Wanda – I will never forget the very first time that we met you. It was Easter Sunday and we came to Stephanie’s for dinner. You met us at the car, put your arms around us and told us we were now part of the family. That was about 5 years ago and we are indeed part of the family. You were a wonderful “new friend” and we will miss you at all of the family dinners. God has taken you home now. We love you and will miss you. Love you Wanda – Bob, Alice & Caesar Boy

  • Our deepest sympathy Don, Mark, Shelley, and Stephanie. Words of expression of knowing and loving Wanda over 50 years do not cone easy without tears. We were so blessed of having her in our lives, she will be dearly missed.

  • Our condolences to all of Wanda’s family and friends. She was a next-door neighbor many years ago and she was always there to lend a caring, helping hand. She was so very proud of her family and we enjoyed having her as our neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we remember Wanda.

  • Have been friends with Wanda since high school and she introduced me to my husband. She lived a wonderful life with a wonderful husband, children and grandchildren. She leaves a tremendous void in our lives, but will know peace now. My heart hurts for Don and her family.

  • My condolence to Don and the family of Wanda. I met Wanda about 55 years ago when I started dating Glenn. We doubled dated many times. After we were both married we were next door neighbors for several years and our children grew together as cousins. Wanda was a great Seamstress and I aspire to be as good. She will be missed by many.
    Nancy Green, Sister-in-law

  • Praying for you all, Wanda was a wonderful lady and she will be missed.
    Our deepest sympathy, Nick and Rita Augustino

  • Dear Don(Jake) and family,

    Our sincere condolences in the passing of your dear wife Wanda. She was always so sweet. Our prayers are with you, and we know that the ever lasting arms of the Father are bringing you love and comfort as you say goodbye for now. So thankful for the 50 beautiful years you had together.

    Much Love,

    Judy & Craig Bickel & family