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Wendi Erickson, a 45- year-old Columbia resident and former Trenton residence, passed away at her residence Thursday, October 18, 2023.

She is to be cremated under the direction of Slater-Neal Funeral Home of Trenton. A family memorial and inurnment at Maple Grove Cemetery in Trenton will be at a later date.

Wendi Michelle Whorton Erickson was born November 12, 1977 in Trenton to Gary and Teresa Bowyer Whorton. She graduated from Trenton High School and then attended North Central Missouri College before receiving an L.P.N. nursing degree. Wendi worked at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton and hospitals and nursing homes in Columbia. She enjoyed farm living, live music and caring for rescued cats.

Surviving relatives include her father, Gary of Trenton; sons, Xeven Drake Whorton and Zander Lane Whorton of Strafford; a brother, Dustin Whorton and wife, Tiffany of Trenton; a sister, Heather Dimitt-Fletcher and husband, Glen of Columbia; grandmother, Dolores Tolen of Chillicothe; nieces, Timberlyn Whorton of Trenton and Kayla Fagen (Grant) of Dallas Center, IA; and nephew, Kohner Geyer of Trenton.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Memorial donations are suggested to Fresh Start or Xeven and Zander Whorton Educational Fund and may be mailed to or left with the funeral home.

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