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Jeannette Wagner

July 8, 1937 — December 27, 2017


Jeannette F. "Jan" Wagner, age 80, of Kahoka, MO, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka.

Jan was born July 8, 1937 in Clark County, MO, near Williamstown, a daughter of Ellis and Florence Fridenstein Brown.

She was united in marriage to George Wayne Wagner on February 18, 1955 at Central Baptist Church in Quincy, IL.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne, of Kahoka; one son, Ralph (Shelly) Wagner of Hot Springs, AR; two daughters, Holly S. Wagner (Alicia Morgan) of Swansea, SC, and Jo Lee (Mark) Greening of Saginaw, TX; four grandchildren: Grant (Lisa) Wagner of Wheeling, IL, Lyndsay Wagner of Nashville, TN, Larry (Andrea) Orton, Jr. of Wilmington, NC and Rayleen (Phineas) Eicher of Montrose, IA; five great-grandchildren: Angel, Alicia and Ava Orton of Wilmington, NC and Lydia and Melanie Eicher of Montrose, IA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Stanley (Virginia) Webster of Kahoka, Russell Lee (Bonnie) Webster of Wyaconda and Geraldine (Jerry) Berringer of FL; her beloved canine companion, Coco; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, David Leon Wagner; two siblings, Donna Simmons and Guy Gordon; and a sister-in-law, Ardyth Louise Roth.

Jan was a military wife, traveling the world with her sailor for nearly sixteen years. Following Wayne’s retirement, they returned to Clark County to their home in Luray until 2005 when they moved to Kahoka. In 2016 they moved to Sonnybrook Assisted Living in Fort Madison. Following a stroke in June Jan and Wayne moved to Arkansas to be with their son, Ralph, and his wife Shelly. This past week they returned home where she resided in the Clark Co. Nursing Home and Wayne in the R.C.F.

From 1975-2011 Jan drove the OATS bus for Clark County. She cared for her passengers and made many close friends during this time. She especially enjoyed taking the seniors to St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball games and Branson to country music shows. She was a member of the Show Me F.C.E. club and a member of the Daughters of American Revolution since April 5, 2015.

Jan was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Kahoka where she taught Sunday school for a number of years. Jan was involved in Vacation Bible School, the Clown Ministry, and the AWANA’s since it’s inception. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling with Wayne and seeing his Navy buddies throughout the United States.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Kahoka with Rev. Gary Payne officiating. Music was provided by Mia Hargrove, pianist, and Evonne Adams, vocalist singing "His Eye Is On The Sparrow". The congregation also sang "Precious Lord, Take My Hand". Lunch followed with private burial in the Combs Cemetery at Luray. Pallbearers were family members.

Family received friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka.

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Kahoka.

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Friday, December 29, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E. Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 30, 2017
11:00 AM

First Baptist Church
363 N. Washington
Kahoka, MO 63445

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