Wanda A. Stewart

Wanda A. Stewart

February 7, 1941 - January 28, 2022

Wanda A. Stewart of Lexington, Kentucky, formerly of Corbin, passed away Friday, January 28, 2022.  Born February 7, 1941, in London, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late George Louis Broyles and Mamie A. Champlin Broyles.

In addition to her father and mother, Wanda was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Johnson, and a brother, David Bolser.

She married James Robert Stewart in 1961, and even though they divorced in 1978, they remained life-long friends.

Wanda leaves behind her daughter, Lisa (Dave) Palmer and her son, Garvin (Gayle) Stewart.  She is also survived by her sister, June Osborne; three grandchildren: Luke (Jessica) Stewart, Bobbie (Mayantha) Perera, and Katie Cummins; five great grandchildren: Brennon, Lincoln, Marli, Hunter, and Kiefer, as well as several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

In 1985, Wanda began her career at RJ Corman Railroad Group.  She was a dedicated, well-respected, treasured member of the RJ Corman family for over 35 years.

Wanda enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends.  She was an avid UK basketball and football fan.  She was a kind and generous soul who would help a stranger just as quickly as she would family or friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 3, 2022, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Ivan Siler officiating.  Burial will follow in McHargue    Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12 – 1 P.M. Thursday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to one of Wanda’s favorite charities is requested: Alzheimer’s Association, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or Wounded Warriors D.A.V.

  • Ed Quinn - R.J. Corman
    Posted at 14:09h, 01 February Reply

    What a great picture of our friend Wanda!

    She was a force, a dynamo, heck on wheels and a beloved member of the R.J. Corman work family. I appreciate how she welcomed me to the organization 17 years ago and welcomed me back 5 years ago. I will always remember the smile and the late night phone calls to “get to work”, when we caught a big job.

    Thank you Wanda! I will miss you.

  • James C. Oaks
    Posted at 18:45h, 01 February Reply

    Wanda was a dear friend to many in the railroad industry. She represented RJ Corman well and was a special friend to the Oaks family.

  • Nell honican
    Posted at 19:27h, 01 February Reply

    Wanda, you sweet sweet woman. I will miss you terribly. You were a wonderful friend and we had so many good times. I will miss your quick whit and lightning fast comebacks. You were without a doubt one of the most giving people I have ever known to me and my family. One memory of your generosity was when we were standing in the check-out at Kroger one day I had taken you shopping. There was a young mother with a baby in a carrier and a toddler in the basket; she was counting out change for a gallon of milk and small pack of diapers. You handed her a $100. Bill and told her to go back there and get those babies some more diapers, milk and some food. That day you were her angel. Now you are an angel in heaven. Fly high my sweet friend, I will miss you

  • Keenan and Linda Weir
    Posted at 19:21h, 08 February Reply

    We will miss you Wanda. Every day we would walk Roxie (dog) by your house and wave to you and some days you would call out to us to come and talk to her and she wanted to pet Roxie. She was a sweet lady. We always enjoyed talking to her..

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