Mildred I. Harper Wagaman

NEW OXFORD Mildred I. Sterner Harper Wagaman, 92, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Genesis Health Center, Gettysburg. She was the wife of Robert L. Wagaman who died December 1975. Born June 12, 1920, in New Chester, she was the daughter of the late Burtis J. and Annie (Staub) Sterner. Mildred was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Broadway, Hanover and enjoyed crocheting and spending time with family and friends. Surviving are three sons, H. Lee Harper and his wife, Celestia and Burtis Harper and his companion, Lucy Ege ,all of York and Donald Wagaman and his wife, Pat of New Oxford; three siblings, Romane Spangler and Beulah May Sterner, both of Hanover and Richard Sterner of Greencastle; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 30 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carrie Schrum; two grandsons, David Wagaman and Burtis Harper Jr.; and six siblings, Francis, Dale, Lawrence, Burtis Jr., Ruth and Helen Sterner. A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown, with Pastor Terrence McCarthy officiating. Burial will follow in Marburg Memorial Gardens, Hanover. Friends and relatives will be received Wednesday 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Harper, Butch Wagaman Jr., Jim Wagaman, Steve Krick, Tim Krick and Butch Fike. Online condolences and memories may be shared at

Published in Evening Sun on Nov. 26, 2012