Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty

Wanda McEntire Kribbs WANDA SUE McENTIRE KRIBBS, 83, retired teacher, died Aug. 15, 2014 with burial in Pendergrass Cemetery at Sidney, TX. 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 in 1976. 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 Teacher Association. 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.