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Vernetta M. Wagner, 82, of Selinsgrove, passed away on Saturday evening, March 3, 2018, at RiverWoods, Lewisburg.
She was born April 20, 1935, in Selinsgrove, a daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary B. (Neitz) Mitchell. Her passing breaks a marital union of 62 years to Arthur W. Wagner who survives.

Vernetta was a 1953 graduate of Selinsgrove High School.
She had been employed at Westinghouse, Sunbury, Groves Dress Factory, Selinsgrove, and the Doctor's Convalescent Home, Selinsgrove.
She was a member of the Women of the Moose Auxiliary 1102, Selinsgrove, and Lafayette Chapter 222 Order of the Eastern Star, Selinsgrove.
Vernetta enjoyed cooking and baking and will be remembered for her peanut butter fudge. The greatest joy of her life were her granddaughters.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Charlyn M. and Robert Brouse, of Hummels Wharf, and Karen L. Facer, of Winfield; four granddaughters, Cara Facer Powers and husband, Brian, of Bedford, Mass., Kris Kelly, of Bloomsburg, Dr. Meghan Facer, of Winfield and her significant other, Brad Crebs, and Lindsey Brouse and her fiance, Nicholas Ney, of Selinsgrove; one sister, Shirley Thompson and her husband, Dr. John Thompson, of Winfield; one brother, Donald A. Mitchell and his companion, Shirley Libby, of Mifflinburg; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Richard G. Facer; two brothers, Russell A. and Sterling E. Mitchell; one sister-in-law, A. Joy Mitchell; and one brother-in-law, Paul Rouither.

Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with Lafayette Chapter 222 Order of the Eastern Star conducting a memorial service at 7:45, at the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, where the Women of the Moose Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday, followed by the funeral with Pastor Larry Siikanen officiating.
Burial will be in Chestnut Hills Cemetery, Winfield.

The family is accepting flowers, but in Vernetta's memory contributions may be made to a charity of the donors choice.
Published on March 4, 2018
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