Wanda Jean Utley  1952-2019


Wanda Jean Utley, 67, of Paris, Texas passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 in Paris. She was born on Sept. 13, 1952 in Ardmore, Okla. to the late Wanda Klo “Jack” Jones and Nora Akers Jones. She was preceded in death by brothers, Wallace Jones and Jack Dean Jones.

Mrs. Utley attended Plainview High School in Ardmore and Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie and won several acting awards. She worked for Christus Trinity Clinic in Sulphur Springs for 35 years and felt her greatest accomplishment was becoming a certified medical compliance officer. She was a member of Paris First Assembly of God. She enjoyed bird watching, especially hummingbirds, and nature in general.

She is survived by her loving husband, Rickey Utley of Paris; son, Klo Utley of Austin; sisters, Robin Waters and husband Marty of Ardmore and Melissa Craddock and husband, Wink of Aubrey.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Beaty Funeral Home, 5320 S. State Hwy. 37, Mineola at 10 a.m. Rev. Otis Lee and Rev. Mickey Ellis conducted the service with a eulogy by Klo Utley. Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Garden in Mineola.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Hills Children’s Home in Fairfield, Texas.