WANDA SUE McENTIRE KRIBBS, 83, retired teacher, died
Aug. 15, 2014 with burial in Pendergrass Cemetery at
Wanda Sue was born on Sept. 3, 1930 to S.O. & Johnnie
(Armstrong) McEntire, on her their farm just west of
the Round Mountain, near Sidney in Comanche County.
(Dr. Lane made the home delivery and was paid $30 for
his services.) She grew up with her father a farmer
and mother later becoming a school teacher in Sidney,
TX. Sue watched after and loved her brothers, Joe John,
and Larry as they grew up together in Sidney, TX.
Sue attended Sidney schools and graduated from Sidney
High School in 1947. She started college at Tarleton
Jr. College in Stephenville, for two years, and later
transferred to North Texas State College in Denton, TX.
She earned her Bachelors in Home Economics from North
Texas, graduating in 1951. Sue later received her
Master's in Education from Tarleton State University
Sue began her teaching career at Ranger High School
in Ranger, TX where she taught Home Economics during
1951-1952. This is where Wanda she met her future
husband, Merle "Buster" Kribbs (RHS-1943) while walking
home from school one day. Buster was home on leave
from the U.S. Army. She married Buster in July of
1952 at her parent's home in Sidney, TX. They had
three sons, John and twins Pat and Mike. Note: There
is an indication that Wanda attended RHS in the Class
of 1947 but this may not be true since her parents
never lived in Ranger.
During their first years of marriage, Sue traveled
extensively in Europe with her husband in the Army.
Her twin sons (Pat and Mike) were born in Frankfurt,
Germany. Sue and her three sons traveled together
aboard the USS Rose to Germany across the Atlantic
at the end of 1959. (That trip was a fond memory.)
Shortly after her husband's second tour of duty in
Germany, ending in 1962, she returned to the teaching
profession. She taught in Lingleville, Huckabay, Las
Vegas, and Waco. They returned to Stephenville in
1968 when her husband retired from the Army to begin
working for the U.S. Postal Service. Sue taught and
retired from teaching in Stephenville in 1988. During
her teaching career she was awarded the Educator of
the Year award in Stephenville 1987-1988. Later she
served two terms as president of the local Retired
Sue has always loved her Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.
Her life was a light that shined for him. She taught
many Sunday school lessons and she always looked
forward to Vacation Bible School during the summer.
She and Buster have been members of the Greens Creek
Baptist Church, since moving to their retirement home
nearby in 1987. She loved her church home and she and
Buster share many wonderful friends there.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Merle W.
Kribbs; three sons, John Kribbs and wife Carisa;
Patrick Kribbs and wife Sheila; and Michael Kribbs
and wife Denise; five grandchildren, Landon Kribbs
and wife Jessica; Emily Kribbs; Melissa Herman and
husband Colten; Jessica Kribbs; and Enrique Kribbs;
five great-grandchildren, Cash, Chaney, and Cord
Kribbs; and Channing and Haze Herman; two brothers,
Joe John McEntire; and Laramie (Larry) McEntire and
wife Jan. She was preceded in death by her parents,
two sister-in-laws, and one grandson, Josh Kribbs.