Gladys M. Wagner

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YORK Gladys M. Wagner, 84, died on February 14, 2014, in York. She was the wife of the late Donald F. Wagner. Born in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Dorothy (Bonsell) Anderson. Mrs. Wagner graduated from Tyrone High School in 1947. She studied nursing at the Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia, receiving her RN degree in 1950. She was employed as an RN at Valley Forge Army Hospital and later as a pediatric nurse at York Hospital. While working full time, she continued to pursue her education by attending Millersville State College from 1957-1961, receiving a BS degree in elementary education and school nursing. She was awarded a Master's degree in school psychology from Millersville in 1973. From 1957-1971, Mrs. Wagner was employed by the York County School Board, predecessor to the current Lincoln Intermediate Unit, where she taught classes of both mentally challenged students and deaf and hearing-impaired students. She was appointed Supervisor of Special Education classes for the York County School Board. In 1971, Mrs. Wagner was hired by York Suburban School District to serve as the district's psychologist as well as supervisor of guidance services and director of the district's school nurses. She retired from full time employment in 1993 but continued to serve in a consultant capacity for several years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of York and a member of the Board of Deacons of First Presbyterian Church; a member of White Rose Chapter #360, Order of Eastern Star and served as worthy matron from 1984-85; a former member of the Advisory Board for York Assembly # 92 International Order of Rainbow for Girls and received the Grand Cross of Color from the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. Mrs. Wagner served as a volunteer for York Hospital and was awarded the #1 Grammy by her grandchildren. Mrs. Wagner is survived by two daughters, Janis Stone and her husband, Edward C. of Lititz and Joan Kauffman and her husband, Brian D. of York; and three grandchildren, Meredith, Andrew and Lydia. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday February 22, 2014 at John Calvin Memorial Chapel of First Presbyterian Church of York, 225 E. Market St., York, with her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Steve Lytch officiating. Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens. An Order of Eastern Star service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St., York, followed by a public viewing until 8 p.m. A viewing will also be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at John Calvin Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Olivia's House, 830 S. George St., York, PA 17403; or to First Presbyterian Church of York, 225 E. Market St., York, PA 17403.
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Etzweiler Funeral Home
1111 East Market Street York, PA
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Feb. 18, 2014