Betty's Story

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Betty Lou Wagner, 84, of Stage Road, McClure, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Lewistown Hospital.

She was born Oct. 29, 1932, in Adams Township, Snyder County, a daughter of the late Harrison and Catherine (Adams) Weader. On Dec. 10, 1951, she married Robert C. Wagner who preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2000.

Betty was a graduate of McClure High School where she was picked as May Queen.

She was a member of the Bannerville Church of the Brethren.

Betty was a military wife for 22 years. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and children while he was in the service and enjoyed the many places they lived where they met many life-long friends.

She graduated from Empire Beauty School in Lewistown, and owned Betty Wagner's Beauty Salon in Bannerville for almost 40 years.

In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, canning, and was known for her baked beans and custard pies at family reunions. She enjoyed working outside and was known as "Mom" to a lot of people. She loved spending time with her family and especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia Lou "Cyndi" and Rich Goss, of Lewistown, Sharon Lea and Doug Stover, of Spring Mills and Kathi Jo "Tinkerbell" and Mark Fisher, of Middleburg; 10 grandchildren, Eric and wife Amy, Dody, Bryan and wife Melissa, Robert, Richard and wife Kacy, Nathan and wife Melissa, Justin and wife Becky, Garrett and wife Kimber, Scott and spouse Caleb, Ashley and husband Jed; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Cassie, Amber, Caitlyn, Devin, Bridget, Owen, Jennica, Matthew, Brooke, Brady, Dylan, Tharon, Ricky, Gabriel, Olivia Lou, Katie, Riley, Keegan and Haley; one great-great-granddaughter, Aubrielle; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins whom she loved all dearly.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her husband, by her son, Robert Lee "Bobby aka German" Wagner; her brothers, James in infancy, Henry and Wester; and her two sisters, Beverly and Josephine.

Friends and family will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Bannerville Church of the Brethren where the funeral will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Chris Heinlein officiating.

Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Pheasant Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown.
Published on May 26, 2017
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