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[August 13, 2009]  WAYNESVILLE -- Wanda Ruth Organ, 88, of Waynesville, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at 7:05 p.m. at Liberty Village Nursing Home in Clinton.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waynesville Christian Church, with Dave Taylor officiating. Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church.

Burial will be in Rock Creek Cemetery.

Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta is handling arrangements.

She was born Jan. 7, 1921, in Waynesville to Jesse and Martha McAllister Gelsthorpe. She married Harold E. Organ on March 22, 1942, in Louisiana, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1995.

Surviving Mrs. Organ are her daughter, Sharon (and Bob) Finfrock of Waynesville; one brother, Jim (and Marsha) Gelsthorpe of Waynesville; three sisters, Mary Gelsthorpe of Lincoln, Betty Cisco of Waynesville and Virginia (and Jim) French of Lincoln; five grandchildren, Ronald (and Angela) West, David (and Kim) West, Brian West, Lisa (and Quinten) Quiram and Stacy (and Darren) Peifer, all of Waynesville; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Leland "Bud" Gelsthorpe, and two sisters, Evelyn Burger and Dorothy Rich.

She was a member of Waynesville Christian Church

She graduated from Waynesville High School in 1942.

Memorials may be made to the Waynesville Fire and Rescue Department or a charity of the donor's choice.

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