Graveside services for Mrs. Wanda McGovney, 68, of Jefferson, Texas was held on Monday January 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Rusk County Memorial Gardens in Henderson, Texas with Rev. Ken Hayman officiating. Arrangements made under the direction of Haggard Funeral Home, Jefferson, TX. Visitation was on Sunday January 8, 2017 from 2-4 at the funeral home.
Mrs. McGovney was born February 10, 1948 in Jacksonville, TX. to Emery and Opal Kelly Kidder, and passed away January 12, 2017 in Longview.
Mrs. McGovney, along with her husband Jerry, loved operating the Charles House Bed & Breakfast they owned in Jefferson for the last eighteen years. Prior to that venture, she worked at Dillard’s for twenty years. She was in the first graduating class of West Rusk High School in 1966. Wanda and Jerry married in 1967 in New London, Texas.
Mrs. McGovney is survived by her husband, Jerry of Jefferson, son, Jerry Shawn McGovney & wife Amber of Longview, grandchildren; Dustin McGovney & wife Amanda of Gilmer, Allison McGovney of Longview, great grandchild, Tucker of Gilmer, sisters, Patti Torbert & husband Allan of Overton and Kay Dullard & husband Tom of New London, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
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