Wanda Diane Clark was born on November 29, 1958, in Monroe, Michigan. She was the daughter of Leonard and Alice (Orns) Clark. As a young girl, her father lovingly gave her the nickname “Ducky”. Wanda graduated from Monroe High School with the Class of 1977 and attended classes at Monroe County Community College. She worked a variety of jobs including serving as a cook at the Stadium Club restaurant and as a Hall Monitor at Monroe High School. She loved laughing, joking, and interacting with the students.
Everyone enjoyed Wanda’s sense of humor and her ability to keep the peace by joking around with family members. Her nieces and nephews lovingly called her “Aunt Goofy”, and her granddaughter called her “GG” which is short for Goofy Grandma. Wanda loved gardening and took great pride in her yard and landscaping. In addition, she had an extensive collection of villages for the Christmas, Easter, and Halloween seasons. She also loved true crime novels and country music – especially Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.
Wanda Diane (Clark) Phillips, age 63, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday; November 20, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was under the care of ProMedica Ann Arbor Hospice. Wanda had been in declining health for some time. Her passing was preceded by her parents; grandparents; infant twin brothers: John Raymond and James Leonard Clark; and a sister: Debra Lauderdale.
To cherish her memory, Wanda leaves two daughters: Christine (Thomas) Long and Ashley (Gregory) Liford; one granddaughter: Cecilia Phillips-Bray; and her dearest friend Bette Hauser. She will also be mourned by her siblings: Wendy Fix, Leonard Clark Jr., and Darloua Powell; her beloved nieces and nephews; and dogs “Ghost” and “Bean” will also miss her greatly.
No public services have been planned and Wanda’s care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Cremation has taken place through Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan.
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