Wanda Lee StrobelNovember 18th, 2020
Wanda Lee Strobel, age 90, of Centertown, Mo., died Saturday, November 14, 2020, at the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Mo. She was born November 12, 1930 in Clinton, Mo., daughter of Oscar W. and Sylvia Harrison Blumhost, both deceased. She and her parents moved to Springfield, Mo. in 1941. She was married June 2, 1963 to Hilbert Louis Strobel, son of George William "Bill" Strobel and Edith Boeckhaus Strobel at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, Mo. She was a 1948 graduate of Greenwood High School, Springfield, Mo. and a 1954 graduate of Southwest Missouri State College (Missouri State University) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. She was employed with the Missouri Baptist Convention as a secretary from 1953-1965, and as a substitute teacher at Kirchner State School in Jefferson City from 1977-1990. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, California, Mo. where she served as a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher, on the Board of Education, in the choir and as a member of the Evening Guild. She was a member of the Jane Randolph Jefferson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include one daughter, Sylvia Strobel and her husband, Walter Lehmann of St. Paul, Minn.; one son, John Strobel of Centertown, Mo.; and five grandchildren: Emelia Lehmann of Chicago, Ill., Webster Lehmann of St. Paul, Minn., Ciera (Alex) Schweiss of Overland Park, Kan., Heidi Strobel of Liberty, Mo. and Gabriel Strobel of Jefferson City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilbert Strobel, on October 11, 2012; daughter, Debra Leann Strobel on September 3, 1977; son, Christopher Louis Strobel on October 7, 1985; and three brothers, Laney, Kenneth and Eldon Blumhost. A private family service will be held with Rev. Evandro Kopper officiating. Burial will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Evangelical Cemetery in Centertown, Mo. at a later date. A public memorial service will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Calvary Lutheran High School in Jefferson City or Hospice Compassus. Per CDC guidelines social distancing and masks are suggested. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St., California, Mo.