She was a retired educator, who taught for 30 years. During that time Mrs. Wagner was named STAR teacher twice and there is a social studies award given to a graduating senior named after her. She served on the board of the Warren P. Sewell Memorial Library, was a member of the Haralson/Bremen Retired Educators Association, and a member of the Kappa Kappa Iota teachers' sorority. Mrs. Wagner served as the state president of the Georgia Chapter of Kappa Kappa Iota during 1995-1996.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bill Richardson; sisters, Ophelia Wade, Val Popham and Eula Hasskar.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, John B. Wagner; a daughter, Laura Spaller and husband, Don of Brooks; a son, Richard Wagner of Bremen; grandchildren, Shawn Newman of McLean, Va., and Stacy Steed and husband,Brandon of Duluth; great grandchildren, Savannah Newman, Shawn Newman, Jr., Rachael Newman and Ainsley Steed; a brother, Robert Richardson of Bragg City, Mo., and brother-in-law, Jeff Wade of Kennett.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, July 14 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Service will be held at the Bremen Church of Christ at 2 p.m., on Sunday, July 15 with Rev. Jeff Clark officiating. Music will be furnished by the congregation under the direction of Johnny McDaniel. Randall Spake, Ricky Spake, Ernest Broughton, Kelly Staggs, Mike Ballenger and Jon Spaller will serve as pallbearers. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials be made to Warren P. Sewell Library (Friends of the Library), 315 Hamilton Avenue, Bremen or the Bremen Educational Foundation, 504 Laurel Street, Bremen, Ga.
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