Wanda Lee Schaab (July 22, 1937 - May 28, 2024)

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Wanda Lee Schaab
  • July 22, 1937
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  • May 28, 2024

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Wanda Lee (Millett) Schaab, age 86, passed away peacefully, while in hospice care at home, on May 28, 2024.

She was a coal miner’s daughter, known as “Peanut” who migrated to Cincinnati, Ohio as a teenager.

After finishing school, she met and married and gave birth to four children with William Millett, who preceded her in death in 1976. The Children Virgil “Bill” (Jackie), Linda (Bill) Dozier, Deborah (Fred) Bulger, and Michael (Angela) were all raised in Dayton, Ohio.

In 1977, Wanda met and married Carl Schaab who also had four children Karl (Leslie), Theresa (Craig) Trehan, Kathleen (Tom) Monbeck, and Louis. Together Carl and Wanda raised the minor children, who remained home until adulthood.

Wanda was a homemaker who nurtured her children and embraced her family, friends, and neighbors. The family moved to Princeton, NJ, and Chattanooga, TN. Wanda and Carl settled in The Villages, FL.

Wanda’s strong faith in the Lord and optimistic nature supported everyone she encountered along the way. She was active in church and community with Operation Shoebox and St. Vincent DePaul Society, neighborhood clubs, and golfing. She loved being with people, particularly her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Wanda’s motto was “Yes I Can” to any challenge in life and the response from those around her was “I love coming here, you give the best hugs”.

A Memorial service will be held in the Chapel at Calvary Cemetery, Dayton, OH on July 20, 2024, at 1:00 pm.

Arrangements entrusted with Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs Sentiments are encouraged at www.baldwincremation.com.


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  1. Terri Millett says:
    17 Jul 2024
    Wanda, thank you for being an inspiration. You are one of the strongest and most caring women I've known. Thank you for always treating me like a daughter. The love you shared poured into everyone in your life! We will miss you, but know that you are at peace., in a beautiful place. We be lovin you.

  2. Jenn Dozier says:
    03 Jul 2024
    I'll never forget the first time I met you. When introduced, you immediately said "you can call me Grandma" and gave me one of the biggest and warmest hugs ever. We knew each other a whole minute and that's all it took.

    I'll miss our conversations sitting in the chair all snuggled up, the tech support calls to fix your pee pad (IPad), putting up the carolers the day after Thanksgiving and hearing you sing in the car. Whether it was the end of a phone call or a visit, you'd say "I loved you first." I would tell you it was a tie. Thank you loving me and letting me love you in return , Grandma. I loved you first.

  3. Lily lit a candle:
    03 Jul 2024
    Lit since July 3, 2024 at 7:11:45 AM

  4. Lily says:
    03 Jul 2024
    Thank you for all the great memories! I know you are at peace and pain free finally !!!!
    We love & miss you so much!!!

  5. Mrs. Honey, We love and miss you . This is a new chapter We have only just begun. All my love . Always ! lit a candle:
    02 Jul 2024
    Lit since July 2, 2024 at 7:20:20 PM

  6. Kathy Monbeck says:
    02 Jul 2024
    Thank you for being my mom! I wouldn't be who I am today without you. I know you are in the place that God prepared just for you and you're with Jesus! Love and miss you, Mom.

  7. Linda Dozier says:
    02 Jul 2024
    Rest in Peace Mom, you were the strongest woman I have ever known.. I will always love you..Thank you for loving us!

  8. theresa treharn lit a candle:
    01 Jul 2024
    Lit since July 1, 2024 at 7:37:31 PM

  9. theresa treharn says:
    01 Jul 2024
    I hope you are dancing in the sky with my girl ! Hug her tight for me !

    Love you ,
    Terri

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