Betty Jane "B.J." Wagner (nee Wiles), 88, of Upper Arlington, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
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Born Sept. 27, 1924, B.J. was a graduate of the Wellington High School Class of 1942, and the Ohio State University College of Nursing, 1947.
She was a member of the Lane Avenue Baptist Church, OSU Women's Club, Arts Group, and Antique Group, Group S of the OSU Mother's Club, American Association of University Women, Columbus Maennerchor, Columbus Museum of Art and Ohio Historical Society.
She was also a life member of the OSU Hospital Women's Service Board, OSU College of Nursing Alumni Association, and Southern Lorain County Historical Society.
B.J. was fond of saying, "I never met a stranger." She travelled extensively, including adventures to more than 30 countries, and was proud of both her OSU family heritage and her years of service as a registered nurse.
Most of all, she enjoyed many happy summers with her devoted family on Lake Maranacook, Maine.
B.J. is survived by her children, Jonathan R. (Laurie) Wagner and Jeffrey A. (Lori) Wagner, and Jennifer J. (Trey) Setterlin, all of Columbus; and grandchildren Lindsey, Kathryn, and Jonathan Wagner, Samantha and Chelsea Setterlin, and Jessica and Christopher Wagner.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dr. Robert W. Wagner; parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Wiles; and brother, Harold A. Wiles.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crossing Community Church, P.O. Box 1283, Hilliard, OH 43026.
Arrangements were entrusted to Schoedinger Northwest Chapel.
Published in The Wellington Enterprise on Jan. 24, 2013