Cisco, Wanda S.

Wanda S. Cisco, age 80, of Galesburg, Illinois, died at 10:07 P.M. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the Marigold Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Galesburg.


She was born on September 11, 1938 in Cardwell, Missouri, the daughter of James and Naomi (Harrod) Bishop. She was reared and educated in the Galesburg area. On June 1, 1958, Wanda was married to Ernest G. Cisco. Ernest preceded Wanda in death on January 18, 2019.


Left to cherish Wanda’s memory are her daughters: Shari (and Rod) Larkins of Spring, Texas, Sandra (and Rev. Gary) Bryan of Knoxville, Illinois; four siblings: Nancy Sessums of Kent, Missouri, Marion (and Nancy) Bishop of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, John (and Teresa) Bishop of Hope, Arkansas, Jim Bishop of Kalamazoo, Michigan; twelve grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one sister, Cassie Pierce.


Wanda was a dedicated and active member of her church, the Abingdon Assembly of God in Abingdon, Illinois. She was the kind of person who never met a stranger; she loved talking to and getting to know people and truly cared about others. In fact, she was happiest when she was taking care of people. Wanda will be remembered for her loving kindness, and for being a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.


Cremation rites will be accorded. There will be a luncheon and a time of sharing on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Cardwell Community Center in Cardwell, Missouri. Following the luncheon, graveside services will be held at Cardwell Cemetery in Cardwell, Missouri. All friends and family are invited to attend. In-lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made through