HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. - Wanda Phelps Atkinson Wedeking, 83, of Madisonville, KY, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home in Madisonville.

She was born July 13, 1930 in Providence, KY to the late Harry B. Phelps and Ava Louise Riley Phelps. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Harry Donald Phelps.

Mrs. Wedeking was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madisonville where she attended the Yates Sunday School class. She was the executive secretary to the head librarian at the Paducah library. She previously attended the First Baptist Church in Hopkinsville where she attended Mrs. Bassetts Sunday School class. Prior to living in Hopkinsville she was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Paducah, KY and First Baptist Church of McLeansboro, IL.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Bill Wedeking of Madisonville; four sons, Howard G. (Libby) Atkinson of Paducah, KY; Lin (Suzanne) Atkinson of Atlanta, GA; William David (Jackie) Wedeking of Ocoee, FL and Bill J. Atkinson of Paducah; two daughters, Teresa Atkinson Cross of Knoxville, TN and Susan Diane Wedeking (Bryan) Ridge of Flora, IL; one sister, Marilyn (Raymond 'Jug') Edmiston of Madisonville; one brother, Dudley Phelps of Madisonville; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 13, 2013 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home with Dr. Joe Leonard and Rev. Howard Atkinson officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday and after 9:00 A.M. until the service time on Friday.

Pallbearers will be John Bernal, Ryan Cross, Jaime Carreno, Will Atkinson, Trevor Ridge and Ian Ridge.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Madisonville Lottie Moon Mission Offering. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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