Wanda Lucille (Litz) Gregg, 76, of Champaign, IL, formerly of Cowden, IL, passed away peacefully at home, with her loving family by her side, on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.


Wanda was born on March 17, 1945, in Pana, the daughter of Chris and Ruby (Kaiser) Litz. She was a 1963 graduate of Pana High School. She went on to attend Eastern Illinois University and Sparks Business College in Shelbyville. Wanda and Melvin Duane Gregg were married on September 3, 1965 and celebrated 53 joyous years together before his passing on February 1, 2019. Wanda worked at Kroger in Effingham and Nokomis, retiring from the Nokomis store. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Cowden and the Shelby County Homemakers Extension Association. Wanda enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning and she adored all animals. The most important thing to her was spending time with her family and friends. She loved her family unconditionally and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


Surviving are her daughter, Cindy (Clint) Hovde of Eden Prairie, MN; son, Darrin Gregg of Clarksville, TN; grandchildren: Jessica Hovde of Eden Prairie, MN and Alexander Gregg of Clarksville, TN; siblings: Rosalee Kaiser of Pana, Janice Trosper (friend, Jim) of Pana, Christina (Ron) Morris of Nokomis, Connie Litz of Arcola, Dennis Litz of Shelbyville and Gail (Lawrence) Beck of Champaign; sister-in-law, Shirley (David) Hall of Cowden; nieces and nephews: Monica Trosper of Pana, Kevin (Dawn) Mascher of Nokomis, Susan Litz Jones of Utah, Adam Litz of Taylorville, Crystal (Nic) Turner of Shelbyville, Abby Beck (Simon) Cave of San Francisco, CA, Julie Hall (Gary) Stewart of Duarte, CA, Philip (Pam) Hall of Flora, Crystal Hall (Jim) Ping of Marshall and many great nieces, great nephews and cousins.


Special thanks to Gail and Lawrence Beck for the special care given to Wanda.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021, in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden with Reverend Darrell Hinkle officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in Bob Doane Cemetery in rural Beecher City. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden is assisting the family.


Family and friends are invited to light a candle or share a story in Wanda’s honor at





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