Wanda Corene McGee

Date of Death

Wanda Corene McGee passed peacefully away April 5, 2024 at age 85. She was living at “The Blake” Assisted Living Facility in Panama City Beach. A native of North Western Kansas she moved here to Cape San Blas in 1996 after her marriage to Bill McGee. She was a wife, mother, accomplished educator, writer, editor, and artist. She achieved scholastically at the Brewster, Kansas schools, Kansas State University, and a Masters Degree at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. A lover of nature and the outdoors she traveled widely with camera in hand to photograph all of nature. Known locally as the “Brain Gym” lady, she assisted with the education of learning challenged students in the Port St. Joe Elementary School. She published her first book “Invisible Currents”, Nature’s Lessons for the Mind and Heart in 2000. Next she recorded an oral history of her mothers’ life growing up in Western Kansas and created a book titled “Roses of Burntwood”. This is now in the Kansas Historical Library. She edited the life history of her friend Rita Valeo as her last published effort. With her interest in history she spent many hours of research and traveled many miles to do the genealogy of her family. She is survived by her husband Bill, a step-daughter Cheryl Whipple of Atlanta, Ga., a step-son Tim McGee of Gaithersburg, MD, sons Dennis Veraska and family of Annandale, VA, and Douglas Veraska and family of Frederick, MD. Also surviving are her older brother and sister Raleigh Eggers of Manhattan, KS. And Marcia Zinn of Leawood, KS. She has 9 surviving grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A celebration of life will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe on Monday April 22, 2024 at 1000. Donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation in lieu of flowers.