Rev. Everett Ted Wonder, age 91, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 2:15 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on November 7, 1924 in Carey, Ohio, to the late Irvin & Bertha (Stahl) Wonder.
He is survived by his foster children, Gary Burgard of Columbus, Ohio, Anika Juras of Hood River, Oregon, Susie Mouyos of Ramona, California, Linda Clark of Greenville, Ohio, Diana Blythe of Buxton, Oregon, Tracey Herrera of Lusby, Maryland, and Donna Busic of Dayton, Ohio; brother and sister in law, Lynn & Ruth Wonder of Lebanon, Ohio; sister in law, Jean Wonder; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean (Maser) Wonder; brothers, Robert and Morris Wonder; sisters, Alice Davie and Patricia Wonder.
Rev. Wonder was an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church, with over 40 years of ministry serving churches around the West Ohio Conference. Most recently, he attended First United Methodist Church in Greenville, where he was formerly a director of children’s ministry. He also enjoyed 26 years of performance as a Christian Clown. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Greenville, and Blue Lodge Mason of Toledo, Ohio. Rev. Wonder has been very active in the Boy Scouts of America since 1958. He was a graduate of North Central College of Arts with a Bachelor’s of Arts in 1948, then he continued his education at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1951 with a Bachelor’s of Divinity.
There will be a service held on Friday, January 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the 1st United Methodist Church, 202 West 4th Street, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Angela Meeks officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service at church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Annie Oakley Foundation. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com