Dixie Lee Wager
1950 - 2021
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Dixie Lee Wager

Trumansburg - Dixie Lee Wager of Trumansburg passed away at Rochester General Hospital on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the age of 70. Dixie was born in Ithaca on September 12, 1950, a daughter to the late Eldred and Madelyn (Smallen) Covert. She was a graduate of Trumansburg High School in 1968, and on September 21, 1968 married Gene R. Wager. Dixie lovingly operated Wager Family Home Care for 42 years. Dixie is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gene Wager; four daughters, Wendy Wager, Patty (Ed) Johnson, Karrie Capers, and Marcie Wager; 13 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Clara Covert and Marilyn Eaton. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson; and a sister, Jane King. In keeping with Dixie's wishes there will be no services. For additional information, please contact Ness-Sibley Funeral Home at 607-387-8151, or visit www.ness-sibley.com

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Published in Ithaca Journal on Jan. 9, 2021.
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January 10, 2021
To one of the strongest toughest kindest woman I know. I loved you like a mother you treated me like your child for many years. Wether it was a smack on the head or food or a roof over my head. You were their for me and countless others. I will never forget you and always hold a place in my heart just for you. Love you and all of yours always Danita
Danita Fish
January 10, 2021
To Dick and the Family -

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope everyone is doing well, and that you keep the memories close.
Love to all of you.

Carol Gunn Poston
January 9, 2021
So sorry to read this, she was a classmate. Sympathy to the family.
January 8, 2021
Dixie you were my friend in high school, I remember going to your home above Gregory’s groceries. You are sweet and I am so sorry to hear that you are gone.
Elaine lukic
January 8, 2021
To Aunt Dixie, I love you and I'm sorry that you left us behind. But we will catch up to you when it is time.

April Covert
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