ANAMOSA, Iowa – Mary Lucille "Mary Lu" Wagley, 91, of Anamosa, Iowa, formerly of Belvidere, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at her home in Anamosa.|
Born Feb. 24, 1922, in Maple Park, the daughter of Clarence and Sadie (Coddington) Christensen, she married John Elmer Wagley on May 29, 1948, in DeKalb.
Mary Lu was a graduate of the Maple Park High School, Class of 1938. She attended Northern Illinois University where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in library science. Mary Lu worked for the Belvidere School District as a fourth-grade teacher and then for the Marengo School District as their high school librarian, until her retirement in 1984.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Joan (Victor) Hamre of Anamosa; two grandchildren, Mary Ann Hamre (Dustin Sult) of Hiawatha, Iowa, and John V. Hamre of Fort Collins, Colo.; and two sisters-in-law, June Wagley of Sycamore and Doris Christensen of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; two brothers, Clarence "Jack" and James Christensen; and brother-in-law, Dick Wagley.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Butala Funeral Home and Crematory in Sycamore. A graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.
A celebration of Mary Lu's 11 years in Anamosa will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Fawn Creek Fairway Condominiums in Anamosa.
Memorials for Mary Lu Wagley can be made to the
in care of Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178.
For information or to sign the online guest book, visit www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833.
Published in Daily Chronicle on May 11, 2013