Wanda J. Benford, 67, of Gary, IN, passed away September 11, 2021 in Gary, IN. She was the youngest daughter born to Brady Bryant Sr. and Catherine Bryant on August 8, 1954. Wanda attended Andrean School and West Side High School. Wanda graduated from West Side High School in 1972. Wanda was employed by Gary Housing Authority in Gary, IN, where she worked in accounting for 26 years. She was also employed by Vector Engineering & Manufacturing Co in Lansing, IL as well as Hadaday Corporation. Wanda was married to her late beloved husband, William Benford, on March 13, 1989. Wanda is survived by two sons: Richard Edmonds Jr. and Corey Edmonds of Gary; one daughter: Lisa Bonzo (Ken); three grandchildren: Be’Jan Edmonds, Courtni Edmonds, and Lindsey Schmiehausen (Zach); one sister: Sherrine Sanders; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband William Benford; her father, Brady Bryant, Sr.; her mother, Catherine Bryant; and her brother, Brady Bryant Jr. Visitation will be Thursday, September 23, from 11am to 12 pm, at DeBaun Funeral Homes, with funeral services starting at 12 pm. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at:. www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
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