Wanda C. (Petty) Brinkley

Born: Sun., Jun. 12, 1927
Died: Wed., Jun. 14, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 19, 2017
Location: Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., Jun. 20, 2017
Location: Milton Christian Church

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Wanda C. Brinkley, 90, of Milton, IN passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Reid Hospital in Richmond. She was born on June 12, 1927 to Vernis & Ines Leavel Petty on the family farm in Wayne County, IN and grew up in the Webster & Williamsburg communities, where her dad farmed, attended Williamsburg School and graduated from Fountain City High School in 1945. Wanda graduated from Ball State and began teaching at Milton High School in 1949 and she retired from Western Wayne Schools in 1995.


She married Ernest Brinkley at Williamsburg Friends Church on February 11, 1951 and resided in Milton in the home Ernie built for her until her death. Wanda was a member of Williamsburg Friends Church, attended Milton Christian Church for over 65 years, was a member of In an' Around Home Ec Club, Carey Club, CWF at Milton Christain Church and Wayne County Retired Teachers.


Survivors include four sons, Basil of Denver, CO, Brian (Lynne) of Frankfort, IN, Brent of Milton, IN and Bruce (Debra) of Marion, IN; grandchildren, Andrea (Brad) Burdine, Audrey, Amy, Clark (Brittany) and Cora; brothers, Ronald Petty of Milton, FL and Richard Petty of Denver, CO; nieces, nephews and cousins.


Beside her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Ernest “Ernie” Brinkley on May 9, 2014; a daughter-in-law, Patti Brinkley.


Friends may gather at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 5 until 7 PM and at the Milton Christian Church on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 10 AM until the start of the services at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow in Westside Cemetery in Milton. Scott Moistner and Chris Sitler will be officiating.


Memorial contributions may be made to Milton Christian Church or the Cambridge City Library.


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   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please take care.

Patricia McDaniel
Dublin IN

Phyllis Mattheis
   Posted Fri June 16, 2017
We always enjoyed chatting with Wanda.
Sincere condolences to all the family.
Jerry and Phyllis

Shirley Jenkins
   Posted Fri June 16, 2017
Wanda was such a special lady. She will be missed by many friends.
God's blessings to each of you.

Pam Ingalls
   Posted Fri June 16, 2017
Basil and family, prayers for all of you and sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom.

Judith R Godfrey
   Posted Sat June 17, 2017
Heartfelt sympathy to you all---especially Basil, Brian, Brent, and Bruce. Your Mom was one of the very kindest persons I have ever known. I always enjoyed conversing with her.
May you be comforted by many happy memories of Wanda. Peace, Judy

Doug Petty
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
So sorry to hear about Aunt Wanda's passing. Our sincere condolences to Basil, Brian, Bruce and Brent and families. Doug, Linda and family.