Wanda Jean Ehrhart


Wanda Jean Ehrhart, age 87 of Dover, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at New Dawn Retirement Community in Dover, following a period of declining health.

Wanda was born July 8, 1931, in New Cumberland, one of 10 children of the late Albert Victor and Anna Roberts Kollar.

Wanda attended New Philadelphia High School, and on Dec. 10, 1949, she married David A. Ehrhart. The couple shared 58 years of marriage prior to David’s death on Aug. 8, 2008. She was a devoted member of the First United Church of Christ at New Philadelphia.

A loving mother, Wanda is survived by Cathy (Raymond) Belknap and Carol (Richard) Dean, both of New Philadelphia, and Lisa (James) Decker of Scarsdale, New York; a son, Robert Ehrhart of St. Petersburg, Florida; her grandchildren, Eric (Kim) Belknap, Shawn (Brenda) Belknap, Tiffiny (Kelby) Siler, Brooke Dean, Amanda Miller, and Sam and Hannah Decker; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, James Kollar; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sisters, Velma Hardwidge, Jane Milburn, Vera Barnett and Anne Class; and brothers, William, John, George and Lytal Kollar.

In keeping with Wanda’s wishes, cremation will take place, and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. in the funeral home. A private family committal service will be held on East Avenue Cemetery at New Philadelphia.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Wanda by visiting the funeral home's website at www.geibcares.com.

Contributions may be made in Wanda’s memory to First United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 422, New Philadelphia, OH 44663, or to Crossroads Hospice, 10810 E. 45th St., Suite 300, Tulsa, OK 74146.

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