Betty Mae Wagner

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Nov. 12, 2012

Betty Mae Wagner, formerly of 21 East Turner Street, Forty Fort, passed away at Wesley Village on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at the age of 95.

She was a member of the Forty Fort United Methodist Church and former employee of First Eastern Bank at the Kingston and Dallas branches. Betty Mae was also an active member of numerous church and volunteer organizations, including FFUMC Board of Trustees, Parsonage chairperson, member of the Church Couples Club, former officer of United Methodist Women, 50-year church member, recipient of the Suzanna Wesley Award for service to outstanding devotion and contribution to the church and community, Pink Lady at the Nesbitt Hospital, member of the West Side Evening Women's Club.

Betty Mae was also an avid bridge player and enjoyed shopping for the latest fashions at Talbots. She also enjoyed spending time knitting prayer shawls with the Knit Wits at Forty Fort United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Wagner was preceded in death by her parents, Park O. Johnson and Elizabeth (Geyer) Johnson; her first husband, Derwood Lewis, and second husband, William Wagner; her brother, Park O. Johnson Jr., and sister-in-law Audrey Johnson; her sister, Francis Culver and brother-in-law Raymond Culver.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, Park and Eunice Johnson, Kevin and Kathy Johnson, Barbara Cavalla, Betty Mae Gardner and Donald Culver, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Philip W. Wanck officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Betty Mae's name to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Wilkes-Barre, or Forty Fort United Methodist Church, Forty Fort.

Published in Times Leader on Nov. 20, 2012