Wanda L. Thornton, formerly of Wellington, Kansas passed away at her home in Winfield, Kansas on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the age of 94. She was born the daughter of Leslie and Faye (Haskins) Brachear on November 6, 1927 in Arkansas City, Kansas. Wanda and James D. Thornton were united in marriage on September 25, 1949 in Winfield, Kansas. They shared 24 years together before his tragic death in 1973. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from the William Newton Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Winfield.