Wanda Mae (Benson) Gallatin

Wanda Mae (Benson) Gallatin, 65, of Kingwood,  passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at Pine Ridge in Kingwood.

Wanda was born July 2, 1952, in Morgantown, a daughter of Evelyn (Shrout) Benson,  of Kingwood, and the late William Benson.

She was a graduate of Kingwood High School. She  waitressed at Marrara’s Pizza Keg, cooked at the Preston County Jail and the Preston County Country Club and worked as a housekeeper for the Heldreth. Wanda also enjoyed watching game shows.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, William “Willie” Ernest Gallatin; son and companion, Jonathan  “Mike” Gallatin and Judy, of King-wood; brother and spouse, William and Suzanne Benson, of Bruceton Mills;  sister and spouse, Lois and Robert Lightner, of Reeds-ville; granddaughter, Shalynn Elizabeth Gallatin; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lou and Richard Graham; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Sheets Bolyard, of Kingwood, and Rose Ann Hartsell, of Masontown; special niece and caregiver, Shelly Maxwell,  of Kingwood; her special furry friend, Lady Bug; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law, William C. Gallatin.

Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, 295 S.  Price St.,   in Kingwood, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, and from 11 a.m. on Friday, April 13, until the time of the funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. with Pastor Sonny McNear officiating. Cremation services will be under the direction of Rotruck-Lobb Crematory following the service.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of both Pine Ridge and WV Caring.

Condolences: rotruck-lobb.com.

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