Wanda Sue (Crane) Gusman, age 59, of Nevada, MO, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO.
Wanda was born August 30, 1961, in Oceanside, CA to Charles Roger and Velma Ann (Buckingham) Crane. She graduated Nevada High School in 1979. She loved everything Native American Indian. She loved studying, collecting artifacts, and being of the Quapaw Tribe. Wanda also enjoyed making jewelry. She had worked several different jobs, but her passion was working at the Kansas City Indian Center, helping Native Americans.
Wanda is survived by her parents, Roger and Velma Crane, Nevada, MO; her children, Joshua (Tiffany) Adams, Kansas City, Shane (Kayla) Adams, North Kansas City, Amanda (Charles) Smith, Kansas City, Sarita Gusman, Shawnee Mission, KS, and Aysia Gusman, Fort Collins, CO; two brothers, James Schleisman, Tulsa, OK and Charles (Sherri) Crane, Hume, MO; three sisters, Vyann (Thomas) Lovett, Vernon, TX, Cathy (Gean) Hyder, Nevada, MO, and Atonka (Brian) Smith, Nevada, MO; and nine grandchildren.
A graveside service is scheduled for family and friends at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus, KS.