James Wagner (1927 - 2014)

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James W. Wagner

MANSFIELD: James W. Wagner, 87, of Mansfield, died July 31, 2014. Born January 17, 1927 in Ironton, Ohio, he was the son of Ernest J. and Lorena Moore Wagner. James was honorably discharged from the Navy after serving our country in World War II. He attended Marietta College where he received his Bachelor's Degree in education and went on to receive his Master's Degree from Ohio University. For 27 years, he worked at Madison Schools as a guidance counselor. He also was a ski instructor at Clearfork Ski Lodge. James was active in the Men's Garden Club and the Retired Teacher's Association for many years.

Surviving are his daughter, Crystal A. Paul of Cincinnati, her children, Benjamin N. Douglass, Dawn R. Gannon, Steven M. Douglass and their children, Ellianna, Titus, and Bruce; son, Wesley J. Wagner, and his wife, Linda of Columbus, GA and his children, Matthew S. Wagner, Angela M. McArdle, and James W. Wagner and their children, Luke, Avery, Lilly, and Joseph; his adopted family, Laura Hendrickson and Chuck Sprague and their children, Hanna, Mason, Evan, and Gracie Hendrickson and Hunter and Jase Sprague; and a niece, nephews, and other family members.

James was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Janet (Kit) Wagner; and sister, Roberta Malone.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond Street, Mansfield. Family and friends are invited to visit for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

In honoring James' favorite charity, memorial contributions may be made to his grandson, Ben Douglass' urban city church, Faith Community Church, 2578 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43204.

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Published in the News Journal on Aug. 17, 2014
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