Wanda L. Callahan

Jan 12, 2018

Thomaston — Wanda L. Callahan, 75, died peacefully Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

Born in Camden April 6, 1942, she was the daughter of Richard and Gertrude McKinney Callahan.

Educated locally, she graduated from Farmington State Teachers College in 1964. She later furthered her education, earning a master’s degree from the University of Maine in 1968.

For 40 years, Wanda taught at Lura Libby School in Thomaston in both the kindergarten and second grade. Following her retirement, she continued doing what she loved, serving as a substitute teacher for another five years.

She was an active member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, holding several positions with that organization.

A very organized person, she enjoyed researching her family genealogy and was a member of the Maine Genealogical Society.

Predeceased by her parents, Wanda is survived by her brother, Donald Callahan, of Lincolnville; as well as one estranged sister, Janet.

Wanda will be laid to rest privately beside her mother in the spring.

Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.

Comments (6)
Posted by: DONALD J KANICKI | Jan 24, 2018 14:37

Wanda served on the certification team for MSAD #50 when I was hired in 1993.  Moving from teaching in Michigan to Maine, Wanda guided me through the certification process ~ answering the many questions I had with patience, kindness and encouragement.  What a positive role model she was, not only for her students, but for her colleagues as well.. Thank you, Wanda.

Carolyn Kanicki

Posted by: Michelle Wilson | Jan 22, 2018 20:48

Wander was a very kind and dedicated teacher.  She was kind and giving to me as a new teachdr at Laura Libby School.

Betty Yovino of  Port Clyde and Tucson, AZ.



Posted by: JOEL MORSE | Jan 15, 2018 09:57

we knew in high schoo Wandal was destined to be a great teacher as she was known to help alot of us kids with homework.

Posted by: GLENNA DRINKWATER | Jan 13, 2018 13:06

So sorry to hear this.we were classmates and the class of 1960 sends many memories.

Posted by: Tom Mellor | Jan 13, 2018 00:11

  • Wanda was a kind person and a dedicated teacher. RIP my friend.

Posted by: Ann M Frisbie | Jan 12, 2018 15:47

she was a wonderful teacher for kids just entering school

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