MURRELLS INLET—Wanda Lynn Belcher Slover, RN-OCN, 73, died June 29 at Compass Post Acute Rehab.

Born in Welch, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Raymond Belcher and Charlcie Turner Belcher.

Wanda graduated from Northfork-Elkhorn High School in 1963. She worked for Northfork Loan Company for several years before attending Bluefield State College, graduating the nursing program in 1983. She served as a registered nurse in McDowell County, West Virginia, before moving with her family to Surfside Beach in 1986.

She worked as a nurse for Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and Georgetown Memorial Hospital until 1998.

During her tenure she became interested in oncology nursing and obtained her oncology nursing certification. She worked for Coastal Cancer for several years until a stroke forced her to retire.

Wanda was a wonderful, compassionate nurse, wife and mother.

Wanda loved the beach, shopping and the New York Yankees.

She was preceded in death by cousin Labeta Sue Norris.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Louis (Danny) Slover; children David E. Bell and wife Michelle, Pippa D. Zygmont and husband Russell and Louis D. Slover III (Tattoo); stepdaughter Fran Slover of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren and special cousins Kathy Cowan and Joey Norris.

Wanda was loved and highly respected by the medical community and made a lasting impact on everyone she met.

A memorial service for Wanda was held on July 3 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.

Donations can be made to a charity of your choice: The American Diabetes Foundation, The American Stroke Foundation or The American Heart Association.

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