Highland: Obituaries

Wanda Carriger, 78

Wanda Sue Carriger, 78, of Jackson, Mo., formerly of Alton, Mo., and St. Jacob, died on Friday, Feb. 25, 2016 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 29 at Clary’s Funeral Home in Alton, Mo. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service. Burial will be in Cave Springs Cemetery.

She was born on Jan. 5, 1938 in Alton, Mo., to W.B. and Dollie (Barton) Combs. On June 24, 1961, she married Muriel “Jim” Carriger. He passed away on Dec. 29, 2015.

Mrs. Carriger graduated from Alton High School in 1956. She was licensed beautician and owned a beauty shop in Alton, Mo., for several years. As her children got older, she went to work for the Triad School District and retired as the head cook at St. Jacob Elementary School, after 25 years. She enjoyed sewing, playing bingo and “doing hair” with friends. Her favorite pastime was spoiling her grandchildren.

She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church in Alton, Mo., and the Wesley United Methodist Church in Fruitland, Mo. She had many fond memories of growing up in the Cave Springs Baptist Church in Alton, Mo.

She is survived by her daughter, Sudena (Jim) Lambert of Jackson, Mo.; a son, Bill (Kris) Carriger of Highland; grandchildren, Shelby (William Downey) Lambert, Tanner Lambert, and Mitch and Trent Carriger; great-grandsons, Brayden and Seth Downey; a brother-in-law, Earl “Keith” Carriger of Quincy, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Alice Carriger of Rantoul, Ill.; and her life-long childhood friend, Kay Shaw.

Along with her husband of 54 years, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Wilma Jean Combs, who died as an infant; numerous aunts and uncles; her in-laws, Leon and Lillian (McGuire) Carriger; a step-mother-in-law, Eva Carriger; and brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Jackie Carriger.

Memorials may be made to the Cave Springs Cemetery.

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