FARMINGTON — Wanda M. Kuras, 89, formerly of River Street, Rumford, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, at the Sandy River Center, of congestive heart failure.

She was born in Rumford on Nov. 17, 1921, to Michael and Anna Ankus Lobikis. She graduated from Stephen’s High School in 1939. She worked at Stanley’s Market, then Bill’s Market, which she became the proprietor of. In 1954 she married William “Bill” Kuras.

Wanda was an independent spirit, a collector of books and buttons and frequented many a yard sale looking for a “deal.” She was proud of her Lithuanian heritage and enjoyed many a sunset at Roxbury Pond. She was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Rumford.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda Kuras; and husband, Roger Desgrosseilliers, of Roxbury Pond.

To quote her high school yearbook “Twas only a glad good-morning as she passed along the way, but it spread the morning glory over the live-long day.”

She was predeceased by her father, in 1942; her mother, in 1980; her husband, William, in 1961; and a brother, Matthew, in 1992.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff at Sandy River Center for the wonderful care given to Wanda.

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