Welcome to the memorial page for

Wanda L Cunningham

November 1, 1938 ~ October 25, 2017 (age 78)

Wanda L. Cunningham, 78, of Matthews, died October 25, after a three-week battle with West Nile Virus. She is now at peace.

Wanda was born on November 1, 1938, to James and Winnie Huffstutter, in Tiptonville, Tennessee.

Her older sister, Betty Jo Brewer, died in 2015, and younger sister, Joyce Erwin, now lives in California.

Wanda is survived by her loving husband, of 57 years, Paul Cunningham, and four sons and wives: David and Debra (Wills-King), of Gas City, IN; Lloyd “LC” and M’Lisa(Cox), of Woodland, CA; Kelly and Angelea(Dutta), of Los Angeles, CA; Clifford and Lauren (Crowe), of Madison, WI.

She oozed with love for her grandchildren: Reece King (Lisa), Dustin King (Katie), Drew King, Daryl, Nathan, Hannah, Luke, Garrett Cox, Jack, and Claire; and her nine great-grandchildren (all Kings): Kaitlyn, Will, Carter, Ridge, Madalyn, Sailor, Elliot, Bode, and Boone.

Wanda enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and active in her church, the Fairlawn Church of Christ, in Muncie, IN. Her steadfast faith in the saving power of Jesus Christ was shared and demonstrated.

She strongly supported all of her boys’ activities, which included 19 years of baseball, and nine years Eastbrook High School Marching Band Boosters and Athletic Boosters.

In her free time, she tried her hand at numerous crafts. She worked a short time at Phil Slater’s Cafe, in Matthews, IN, and sold Avon. For many years, at the Matthews Covered Bridge Festival, she brought smiles and laughter dressed as a clown, strolling the fairgrounds handing out candy to children.

She continued her avid sports enthusiasm by following the Purdue Boilermakers, and the Indiana Pacers. Rumor has it, during exciting games, she could get quite emotional and, occasionally, physical.

In her quieter moments, she enjoyed gardening and yard work. And, she was an expert finder of four-leaf clovers.

For over 40 years, she and Paul traveled the country to attend concerts of her musical love, Rex Allen, Jr.

Wanda enjoyed deer-spotting and bird watching. She maintained a variety of birdfeeders outside her kitchen window. When around bodies of water, she was always on the lookout for cranes and herons.

Her love for life, her laughter, her smiles, and her devotion to her family will be deeply missed, and richly remembered.

A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, November 4, at the Matthews Community Center (the old elementary school, at 816 Wisconsin Ave.). Casual visiting from 1p to 3p, with brief comments at 3p.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to Fairlawn Church of Christ, 8106 West Bethel, Muncie, IN, 47304.

The family would like to thank IU Health and Upland Nursing Center for care and services. Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services Jones-Smith Chapel are handling the arrangements, memories and condolences may be shared at

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