Lucille C. Wagner
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Lucille C. Wagner, 85, of Bucyrus, passed to her eternal glory on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at Bucyrus Community Hospital where she was surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 11, 1927 in Crawford County to the late Chester and Rosa (Ackerman) Schwartz. Lucille was a 1945 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School and attended Marion Business College. Lucille worked as a secretary for Agriculture Adjustment Agency and on August 15, 1948 she married Paul R. Wagner and together they shared 64 years of faith, family and hard work.
Along with cooking, cleaning and caring for her family; Lucille spent 30 years by her husband's side milking their dairy cows and helping with various other farm duties. Every Sunday, they attended Grace United Methodist Church where Lucille was active in the Ever Faithful Sunday School Class, Love Circle, played piano and sang in the choir.
In addition to her husband Paul, Lucille is survived by four daughters, Jane and David Brause of Sulphur Springs, Joyce Wagner of Mansfield, Janet and David Cory and Paula and Jeff Bogard all of Bucyrus; nine grandchildren, Eric Brause, Cara (Eric) Jones, Julie Brause, Mike Brause, Jacob (Natasha) Cory, Jenna Cory, Nathan Bogard and fiancée Angie Deaver, Jessica Bogard and Travis Bogard; two step-grandchildren, Daron Perman and Sonja Perman; five great granddaughters, Lyla, Hayley, and Chelsey Jones and Isabella and Mackenzie Cory; a sister-in-law, Janet Schwartz, a brother-in-law, Robert and Mary Wagner and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her infant son, James Richard Wagner, a brother, Leslie Schwartz and three sisters, Leona Kibler, Vi Weidemaier and Esther Schwartz.
Lucille loved her family and anytime her grandchildren were involved in something, she was there showing her support. Lucille also enjoyed family vacations and traveling in later years with Paul and on group bus trips. She attended many OSU basketball games, enjoyed watching the Indians on television and still found time to work in garden and plant flowers at their home. She was a member of the Farm Bureau Council, Crawford Concert Association and the Bucyrus Little Theatre.
Her family will receive friends from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Wise Funeral Service. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Bucyrus UMC (corner of Walnut St. and Warren St.) with Pastor Don Kraps officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Bucyrus UMC or the Col. Crawford Schools Foundation through the funeral home and online expressions of sympathy can be left at www.wisefuneral.com.
Published in the Telegraph-Forum on September 4, 2012