Vivian M. Wagner, 82, of McPherson and formerly of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at the McPherson Care Center. She was a housekeeper and church custodian.
Vivian was born on July 23, 1931, in Hillsboro, the daughter of Harvey and Lillian (Miller) Vogel. She attended Hillsboro Grade School and Hillsboro High School. She was united in marriage to Leonard D. Wagner on Dec. 12, 1948, in Hillsboro. He preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1995.
She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Wakefield, where she belonged to the Church Women’s Auxiliary. She also was actively involved with Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include: sons, Lonnie Wagner (Cindy) of Gardner and Donald Wagner (Carol) of McPherson; daughters, Debbie Marquette of Galva and Patti Eagle of Galva; brother, Ralph Vogel (Helen) of Inman; 11 grandchildren, Tina, Jennifer, Loni Lee, LaVenia, Carl Jr., Kayla, Donielle, Eric, Jessica, Chris and Bradly; and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two step-mothers, her husband, a son-in-law and a great-granddaughter.
The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Wakefield, with the Rev. Will Kenyon officiating. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Wakefield. Following the burial, a luncheon will be served at the church.
Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Stockham Family Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be given to First United Methodist Church (Wakefield), in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.